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Newport Police: Nine-year-old drowns in lake


Newport Police report a nine-year-old girl drowned in Newport Lake Wednesday afternoon.

Officers were called to the lake around 5:30 p.m. to investigate a report of a child drowning and, after a search, discovered the child unresponsive in the water.

Authorities say life-saving measures were performed, but the child was pronounced dead at Unity Health Hospital.

The investigation is ongoing.

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