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Posted: Monday, January 01, 2018 12:43 PM

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Missing Three Year Old Found Dead After Drowning Visiting Douglas Dam In Sevier County

Tragedy struck late Saturday for an Alabama family visiting Douglas Dam in Sevier County.

A three-year-old girl did not survive after she was pulled from the Douglas Dam beach area unresponsive Saturday evening, according to Sevier County Sheriff Ron Seals.

Investigators reported to local news media late Saturday the child was from  Alabama and first reported missing near the dam around 6:15.

About twenty minutes later, authorities said the girl was found submerged in the water.

The girl was rushed to LeConte Medial Center where she was pronounced dead.

According to reports, the child was with a large group of people, including her parents, when she was discovered missing. The Sevier County Sheriff's Office has not yet released the child's name as of early Sunday