Girl, 10, slipped from tube in Saguaro Lake, couldn’t swim


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The body of a 10-year-old girl who had spent part of Easter rafting with her cousins was pulled from Saguaro Lake on Sunday afternoon.

The girl and two cousins, ages 12 and 16 years old, were on an inner tube about 1:30 p.m. when the 10-year-old lost her grip on a handle and the tube flipped, tossing all three girls into the water, said Maricopa Sheriff’s Deputy Joaquin Enriquez.

The inner tube floated away and the two girls screamed for help, which were heard by a family member and another person on Butcher Jones Beach, Enriquez said.

They jumped into the water and rescued the two girls, but the third never resurfaced in the water about 19 miles east of Fountain Hills, Enriquez said.


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