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Sheriff's department, ASP investigating death of 8-year-old girl

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LYNN, AR (KAIT) -

Authorities are investigating the death of an 8-year-old girl in Lawrence County.

On Monday, a 911 call was received from an address in Lynn about a possible drowning, according to the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department. 

The call, the sheriff's department stated, was to report that an 8-year-old girl was found "unresponsive in a bathtub by a parent."

Criminal Investigator Andrew Turner said the girl was taken to a hospital where her condition was determined.

"The 8 year old female is deceased," Turner said. "She was transported by helicopter to White River Medical Center in Batesville. At that time she was pronounced."

Members of the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department and Arkansas State Police are investigating the girl's death.

The name of the child is not being released pending further investigation.

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