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Teenager Drowns at Welch Park in Somerville

A teenager from Hearne is dead after drowning at Welch Park in Somerville Sunday afternoon.

Witnesses stated the 15 year-old from Hearne was swimming with a cousin when the cousin began to struggle in the water.

Christine Labertew from the Burleson County Sheriff’s Office says another swimmer pulled the cousin to safety but could not find the girl.

“The Game Wardens, Burleson County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Public Safety and area Fire Departments responded to assist; at approximately 4:26pm, a juvenile female was located in the water and life saving measures were administered,” said Labertew.

Labertew says the girl was transported to CHI St Joseph in Caldwell where she was pronounced dead. Texas Parks and Wildlife is investigating the incident.

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Posted by on Jul 2 2018. Filed under Featured Stories, News.
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