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6-year-old drowns in Emanuel Co. pond

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Officials with the Emanuel County Sheriff's Office say an autistic 6-year-old girl has drowned in a pond. 

The parents of Dena Burns had reported her missing on Thursday, telling police they believed she had walked away from their home in Swainsboro. 

The girl was later found unconscious in a nearby pond and paramedics were unable to revive her.

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