9-year-old girl dies after being pulled from Staten Island lake, officials say

Staten Island

SILVER LAKE, Staten Island — A 9-year-old girl died Tuesday after she was pulled from a lake in Staten Island and rushed to a hospital Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The incident happened Tuesday afternoon at Silver Lake Reservoir. FDNY scuba divers found the child’s body after she fell into the water at around 1:45 p.m., police said.

She was taken to a hospital in critical condition, police said; at around 2:45 p.m., the child was pronounced dead.

Officials said the girl was in the park with seven other kids under the care of a family friend. The child was playing at the water’s edge, putting her feet in the water with the other kids.

Police said the child, though, took a step too far and became submerged in the water. The family friend tried to save her, but slipped in the water herself after falling on rocks.

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