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11 year-old girl drowns in Long County


An eleven year old girl drowned in a pond in Long County on Sunday afternoon. 

Officials say divers recovered the body of an eleven year old girl from a pond at the Country Manor Mobile Home in Allenhurst just before 6:30 p.m. 

The death of their 11-year-old neighbor has placed a cloud of over the community. Many are angry, like Vivian Boutwell and Shirley Fields.
"I'm not surprised and it's going to be something else to happen there," said Fields.
"Any child could have gone out there and got drowned," said Boutwell.
And the property manager agrees, he said he's not shocked by the incident, because there's always kids out there swimming.
According to officials the 11-year-old was in the pond with other kids when she drowned. Long County Sheriff's Office and the fire department responded to the incident around 4:30 Sunday afternoon.
The pond is about 15 feet deep according to officials.
"There's no barrier around the pond," said Boutwell. "People have been asking and asking for them to put a barrier around this pond."
Boutwell and Fields said the property manager refused.
"It makes me angry," said Fields.
The property manager say that there was a fence up, but it was torn down. He said he will go back out there tomorrow to put something up, until he can put a permanent wall around the pond.
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