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Girl, 9, dies after submersion in Kerr Lake

Posted June 16, 2008 2:19 p.m. EDT

— A 9-year-old girl died after being submerged in Kerr Lake for 12 to 14 minutes on Sunday night, authorities said.

Rescuers pulled the girl out of the water near Hibernia Road shortly before 8 p.m. The girl was unresponsive but started breathing again after medical workers performed CPR, according to the Vance County Sheriff's Office.

A helicopter from UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill was initially called out for the girl, but she was transported by ambulance to the Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson.

The girl died at the hospital, a supervisor said.

The girl and her family had been staying at a campsite at Kerr Lake, deputies said.