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10-year-old girl drowns after struggling in the current near Siesta Key Beach

Posted at 10:27 PM, May 24, 2020

SARASOTA, Fla. -- A 10-year-old girl has drowned after getting caught in the current off Siesta Key Beach.

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office responded to a call in the 900th block of Beach Road around 6:30 p.m. Sunday. When deputies arrived, they found a woman and two children on scene. With the help of bystanders and EMS workers, all three were brought back to the shore.

The young girl, later identified as Irys Wright, was taken to the hospital but was later pronounced dead.

The other child and the adult woman were treated at the scene.

Deputies say there is no evidence of foul play or neglect.