Child found underwater at Cranfield swim beach has died

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    Norfork Lake in Mountain Home
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    LAKE NORFORK, Ark. (Baxter Co. Sheriff) -- The Baxter County Sheriff's Office has learned that the young girl found submerged under the water at Cranfield swim beach Sunday afternoon has died.

    Sheriff's deputies were alerted at approximately 3:23 p.m. Sunday afternoon, June 30, by a U. S. Army Corp of Engineers Park Ranger that a child had possibly drowned at the Cranfield swim beach at Lake Norfork.  Emergency responders arrived on scene within minutes.

    The child had been removed from the water, which was about five feet deep, and CPR was being administered by an off-duty Baxter Regional Medical Center Emergency Room employee who was at the beach.

    The child, identified as 6-year-old Frankie Lyn Tollen of Mountain Home, was transported by ambulance to Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home and later to the Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock were she died at approximately 5:45 a.m. Monday morning.

    According to the report, family members began looking for the child after she failed to return from visiting the restroom.

    (Source: Baxter County Sheriff's Office)

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