13-year-old girl drowns at Eastman Lake in Madera County, deputies say

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022

MADERA COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) -- An investigation is underway after a 13-year-old girl drowned at Eastman Lake in Madera County.

Sheriff's deputies were called to the lake just before 5 pm Sunday after the girl went missing.

She has been identified as Kimberly Lopez.

Officials say she was found about 25 yards offshore in the water.

Rescue workers performed life-saving measures, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities are still investigating what led up to the drowning.