11-year-old girl dies in North Carolina after swimming accident

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GREAT FALLS, S.C. — An 11-year-old girl who nearly drowned in a Great Falls creek Saturday has died at the hospital, police said, according to WSOC.

Emilee Jo Britt was flown to Levine Children’s Hospital and taken off life-support Sunday at about 4 p.m.

It happened around 3:45 p.m. a well-known area called the Sand Bar south of Great Falls. Volunteer firefighters pulled the girl from the water after she had been under about 10 minutes, Great Falls police said.

The mother was teaching her to swim and they got separated by the current, according to officials.

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