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Girl drowns in Virgin River

Authorities are investigating the death of a 14-year-old girl who drowned near Littlefield in far northern Mohave County.

The Mohave County Sheriff's said the girl, identified as Alma Rosa Lujan, of Scenic, Ariz., was swimming with friends around 5 p.m. Thursday when she was caught in the undertow near one of the water gates at the dam on the Virgin River.

The Sheriff's Office said rescuers with the Beaver Dam Fire Department were impeded by the strong currents. Ace Hardware out of Mesquite, Nev., then brought in heavy machinery to assist in making a dam so the personnel could recover the victim.

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