9-year-old girl drowns while playing in Rivanna River

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Police say a 9-year-old girl drowned in the Rivanna River after a strong current pulled her under the water.

Albemarle County police identified the girl as Yube Chaw.

Police tell media outlets that Chaw was playing in shallow water at Darden Towe Park on Saturday afternoon when she was pulled under the water. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Albemarle County police spokesman Carter Johnson says shallow water isn’t safe, especially if there is a current.

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