11-year-old girl pulled from New Brighton creek dies in hospital


A girl who jumped from a pedestrian bridge into a creek at Long Lake Park in New Brighton this week has died despite efforts to save her life.

The unidentified 11-year-old, who jumped into the water with two others in a "no swimming" area of Rice Creek on Thursday, died Friday afternoon at a Children's Hospital, the Pioneer Press reports.

KSTP says the New Brighton Department of Public Safety is now investigating the case, while her exact cause of death remains unknown.

According to the station, the girl was apparently caught in the current and failed to resurface – she had been underwater for about 20 minutes when rescue crews were finally able to locate her and pull her out of the creek.

FOX 9 says her friends alerted neighbors who called 911. The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office and New Brighton police responded to the scene.

The lake is at the northwest corner of the intersection of Interstate 35W and Interstate 694 in New Brighton.

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