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9-year-old drowning victim identified

Published: Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 3:26 p.m. CDT

ROUND LAKE – The McHenry County Coroner identified Mireya Cardenas as the 9-year-old Round Lake girl who drowned in Fox Lake Tuesday evening.

The coroner's news release confirmed preliminary results from the autopsy revealed findings consistent with drowning and no other evidence of trauma.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to the 36000 block of Stanton Point Road in Ingleside after receiving a call about the situation, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

Cardenas was swimming near a boat launch on Fox Lake with other children when she went under the water; adults entered the water and pulled her out, according to the news release.

Cardenas was taken to Centegra Hospital - McHenry and was pronounced dead.

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