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5-year-old girl nearly drowns in Mo. lake


A young Missouri girl nearly drowns at Watkins Mill State Park in Clay County, MO Thursday afternoon.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, a 5-year-old girl from St. Joseph was found under water at Williams Creek Lake after she wandered away from her family.

The girl was with her family swimming at the beach when she walked away without wearing a life vest. 

She was rushed to Excelsior Springs Hospital with serious injures and later transferred to a hospital in Kansas City, MO.

The condition of the girl is unknown at this time.

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