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A boat operated by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

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KENDALLVILLE, Ind. — A 6-year-old girl died swimming in a northern Indiana lake on Sunday, says the Indiana DNR.

Conservations officers say the girl’s body was pulled from Bixler Lake near Kendallville, which is in Noble County.

The DNR says the girl was last seen swimming in shallow water before relatives found her unresponsive at 1:02 p.m. Despite lifesaving efforts by family members, conservation officers, and EMTs who arrived, the girl was pronounced dead on the scene.

The DNR wants is reminding the public to always wear a personal floatation device when near or in the water, and always keep a watchful eye on children around water.