2-year-old girl drowns during family outing at south Georgia stretch of Alapaha river

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LAKELAND, Georgia — Sheriff's officials in south Georgia say a 2-year-old girl drowned during a family trip to the Alapaha river.

Lanier County Sheriff Nick Norton tells WALB-TV (http://bit.ly/1HBIVTP ) the girl and her family spent the day at a stretch of the river in Lakeland, about 20 miles northeast of Valdosta, and had to take cover when a storm passed.

Authorities say the family sought shelter under a bridge and lost track of the girl. Her body was later found dead downstream.

Norton called the girl's death a tragic accident. Her identity hasn't been released.

Information from: WALB-TV, http://www.walb.com/

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