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3-year-old girl drowns at Devil's Lake

Officials say the call was for an incident on the south shore

BARABOO, Wis. - Sauk County dispatch confirmed a 3-year-old drowned at Devil's Lake State Park Thursday.

The call came in at 5:03 p.m. for officials to go to the south shore of Devil's Lake.

According to a release from Devil's Lake State Park officials, Department of Natural Resources Rangers were on their way to the scene when they learned there was a possible drowning.

The DNR Rangers arrived a short time later and found that a 3-year-old girl had been pulled from the water by family members and she was unresponsive. 

CPR was performed by three park visitors -- two doctors and a registered nurse -- as well as DNR staff. 

A short time later, Baraboo Ambulance Service paramedics arrived and attempted to revive the girl. A MedFlight helicopter arrived and the flight nurse and doctor also attempted to revive the girl. 

At 6:07 p.m., the MedFlight doctor pronounced the girl dead.  The girl is from the Madison area and her identity had not been released pending notification of her extended family.


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