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NY Girl Dies While Playing Mini Golf In Orlando

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An 11-year-old girl died after stepping into a small pond at an Orlando area putt-putt course on June 27, 2012. (CBS4)

An 11-year-old girl died after stepping into a small pond at an Orlando area putt-putt course on June 27, 2012. (CBS4)

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ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) – A family vacation took a tragic turn when an 11-year-old New York girl died while trying to retrieve a ball from a pond at a time-share resort’s miniature golf course near Orlando.

Orange County Sheriff’s deputies said Ashton Jojo cried out in pain Wednesday afternoon as she stepped into the 2-foot-deep pond.

Orange Lake Resort guest Christopher Burges of Alabama heard her screams and tried to rescue her. He was also injured.

The girl died shortly after arriving at Florida Hospital Celebration.

Detectives told the Orlando Sentinel they’re looking into a number of possible causes, including electrocution.

Authorities say the Latham, N.Y., girl turned 11 on Friday. She was visiting Orlando with her parents and a brother. He was also checked out at the hospital, but apparently wasn’t injured.

(TM and © Copyright 2012 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2012 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

 

 

 

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