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9-year-old girl drowns in Fox Lake

INGLESIDE – A 9-year-old girl from Round Lake drowned Tuesday evening in Fox Lake.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded about 6:30 p.m. to the 36000 block of Stanton Point Road in Ingleside after receiving a call about the situation, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

The girl was swimming near a boat launch on Fox Lake with other children when she went under the water; adults entered the water and pulled her out, according to the news release.

The girl was taken to Centegra Hospital - McHenry and was pronounced dead. Her name was being withheld late Tuesday pending notification of her family.

The incident remains under investigation.

– Northwest Herald

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