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Father, daughter who drown in Lake Superior ID'd

The 10-year-old and her father died while swimming near a popular Duluth beach house.
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A 10-year-old girl and her father died while swimming in Lake Superior near a popular Duluth beach house earlier this week. Now they've been identified. 

According to KSTP and posts on Facebook, Lillian Fuglie and her 38-year-old father, Ryan Fuglie, were pulled from the water and pronounced dead Thursday. 

The father is from Osceola, Wisconsin, while his 10-year-old daughter is from Hudson.

They had been camping along with Lillian's 12-year-old sister, Ryan's mother told KSTP.

"He just wanted a nice, fun camping trip with the girls before they went to school," Tammi Schwinn told the station.

The girl's mother, Maggie Wacker-Fritze, released a statement saying Lillian would have started fifth grade next week. 

"Lillian was outgoing with a huge heart. Lillian had a beautiful voice and would sing at any chance she got," Wacker-Fritze said. "Ryan was a loving, devoted father. Lillian always considered herself a "daddy's girl."

Ryan tried to save her

According to Schwinn, Ryan and his daughters had been wading along the shore. Lillian started to venture too far into the water, and Ryan went after her.

WDIO says Lillian's older sister reported them missing when they didn't return.

The waves while first responders tried to search were 5-7 feet high.

It wasn't until about 5:20 p.m., an hour after the 911 call, that the girl was pulled from Lake Superior. Her father was found about 40 minutes after that.

Both were given CPR and taken to Essentia Health hospital in Duluth, but died.

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