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Sheriff: Girl drowns in Red River in McCurtain County

MCCURTAIN COUNTY, OK (KSLA) -

A girl drowned in the Red River in Oklahoma Saturday night.

According to McCurtain County Sheriff Kevin Claridy, deputies were called out just before 6 p.m. to the Rocky Shoals at the Red River near Tom, OK. 

Sheriff Claridy says the 10-year-old girl slipped and went under the 6 feet of water and never resurfaced.

Her body was discovered just after 9 p.m. about 70 yards from where she went into the river.

Her name has not yet been released. 

Sheriff Claridy says the 10-year-old and her family were at the river on Friday and when they returned on Saturday, water was about 6 inches higher.

McCurtian County Sheriff's Office worked to find the girl with the help of several volunteer fire departments out of McCurtain County and the Oklahoma Lake Patrol.

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