Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

July 17, 2013

Alto girl drowns over weekend

Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress

ALTO — A teenage girl died this weekend after drowning in a Cherokee County lake, media reports show.

The 13-year-old girl – whose name was not immediately released – drowned in Alto's Ratcliff Lake during a Saturday church visit there with her family, according to a news release cited by TV stations KTRE and Fox 51.

Additional details about what happened were not immediately available as of Tuesday.  However, it is known the victim was pulled from the shallow end of the lake.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was performed on her until she reached a hospital in Crocket, according to media reports.

The teenager was flown to a hospital in Houston, where she later died, KTRE and Fox 51 reports show.