7-year-old Fla. girl drowns in tidal current

12:20 PM, Apr 30, 2011   |    comments
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PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- A 7-year-old girl has drowned after being swept away by a tidal current in Bayou Grande in Pensacola.

Rescuers searched for her body for nearly three hours Friday before finally pulling her to shore. The girl's name has not been released.

Escambia Sheriff's spokesman Deputy Chris Welborn said the girl and two friends were swimming when they were caught in the strong current. An 18-year-old male who was watching them was able to pull one of the girls to safety. He and another girl were taken to the hospital but their condition was not known.


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