Girl, 8, Dies After Being Pulled From Neighborhood Pond

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NBC 5 News

An 8-year-old girl was taken by air ambulance to a local hospital after being pulled from a pond in Forney Thursday.

The Kaufman County Sheriff's Office said the girl, who has autism, was reported missing at about 12:45 p.m. in the Windmill Farms neighborhood. She was later found in a pond and pulled from the water by firefighters and a dive team.

The girl was first placed in an ambulance and then later transferred to a Careflite helicopter for transport to a hospital where she later died.

It's not year clear how the girl came to be in the water.

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