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Searchers find 10-year-old swimmer’s body, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s office says

PINEY POINT — Searchers found the body of a 10-year-old girl who disappeared while swimming in Southern Maryland over the weekend, authorities announced Monday.

Genesi Elizabeth Sosa-Bonilla was found dead near where she was last seen in the water Sunday, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

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The sheriff’s office, Maryland Department of Natural Resources and members of volunteer fire and rescue companies responded to Camp Merryelande in Piney Point around 1 p.m. Sunday for a report of swimmers in distress, the sheriff’s office said.

Two 10-year-olds and a man were swimming when the current pulled them farther out into the Potomac River. The man was able to swim to shore and people nearby were able to rescue one of the two children from the water, the sheriff’s office said.

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The U.S. Coast Coast and agencies from Maryland and Virginia were involved in the search that continued overnight into Monday.


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