CUMMING, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities say a 9-year-old girl pulled
from the Chattahoochee River has died.
They say it appears Anna Vanhorn of Peachtree City got caught up
in a release of water from the Buford Dam while tubing near the
Forsyth and Gwinnett County line.
Authorities got a 911 call around 4:30 p.m. Friday after
Vanhorn's companions realized she wasn't with them. Rescuers
searched for more than an hour before finding her body.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Buford Dam
water release recorded message by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
said Friday's release was scheduled to begin at 2:55 p.m. and end
at 5:10 p.m. The message warns that in the event of a release,
water levels below Buford Dam "are subject to rapid rise and
turbulent flows and are dangerous."
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