9-year-old girl dies after pulled from Lake Michigan in Gary

Authorities responded about 2:25 p.m. Tuesday to Marquette Beach in Gary. A 9-year-old girl was pronounced dead at a hospital, and a 14-year-old girl was treated and released from a hospital.

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A 9-year-old girl died Tuesday afternoon after she was pulled from Lake Michigan in Gary, Indiana.

Witnesses reported two girls struggling in the water about 2:25 p.m. at Marquette Beach,, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources said.

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Rescuers pulled one girl from the lake but could not locate the second child. A Lake County sheriff’s helicopter located the other girl and authorities transported both children to Gary Methodist Hospital, according to the department.

The 9-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the hospital. A 14-year-old girl was treated and released, the department said.

A Lake County coroner’s autopsy is pending.

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