Girl, 7, found in Lake Shawnee has died

Lake Shawnee (Courtesy: KSNT News)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A 7-year-old girl found floating face down in Lake Shawnee has died.

WIBW reports that Shawnee County authorities confirmed Monday that Alonna Elane Lake, who was found in Lake Shawnee on Saturday evening, was pronounced dead at a hospital later Saturday night.

Shawnee County Park Police Chief Mike Cope says campers flagged down a park police officer Saturday evening and reported the child missing. The officer notified the Shawnee County Sheriff’s office and other emergency personnel for assistance.

The child was found a short time later face down in a lake embankment. Cope says onlookers performed CPR until emergency crews took over and brought the child to a hospital.

The Shawnee County Coroner is conducting an autopsy.

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