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Army Mechanic Says He Tried to Save 7-Year-Old Girl

Posted June 3, 2007 11:35 p.m. EDT

— Spring Lake Police are still investigating the death of a 7-year-old girl in Cumberland County.

A 27-year-old Army mechanic told WRAL that he heard a commotion, jumped into a small pond and pulled the girl out of the water Saturday.

The girl was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

Police have not released the girl’s name. They will not say if she drowned.