Child drowns after sliding into pond while sledding in west Tennessee

Child drowns after sliding into pond while sledding in west Tennessee
(Source: WWNY)

MCNAIRY COUNY, Tenn. (WMC) - An afternoon of sledding turned deadly over the weekend in McNairy County.

Sheriff Guy Buck says a group of children were sledding down a hill in Selmer around 12:30 Sunday afternoon when a little girl between the ages of 6 and 8 slid into a pond.

Bystanders jumped in to save her but they were unsuccessful.

Buck says first responders used a boat to retrieve her body. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The girl’s name has not been released.

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