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Body of girl, 12, found in water at Maryland state park

August 29, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The body of a 12-year-old girl has been found in the water at a Maryland state park.

Maryland Natural Resources Police spokeswoman Capt. Melissa Scarborough tells news outlets that the girl had been swimming in deeper water with a friend Tuesday at Sandy Point State Park when she slipped under.

Bystanders tried to help, and police, fire officials and dive teams were called in. Rescuers used side-scan sonar in their search, and continued looking as it grew dark.

The girl’s body was found around 4 ½ hours after officials were called, around 11 p.m.

Scarborough says police will release her name after allowing her family time to grieve.

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