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6-year-old girl falls while fishing, drowns in Va. lake

LOUISA, Va. (AP) -- Police say a 6-year-old Richmond girl drowned at Lake Anna after she fell from rocks while fishing.

The Louisa County Sheriff's Office tells media outlets that the girl's grandfather and a bystander tried to rescue her but they were unsuccessful.

Divers found the girl's body about two hours later in about 30 feet of water.

The accident occurred Monday afternoon as the girl and family members were fishing from Dike 3.

Sheriff's Maj. Donald A. Lowe says the current in that part of the lake is swift.

The girl was a student at J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School. Her name hasn't been released.

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