6-year-old girl drowns at Kensington Metropark, officials say

Child was reported missing in the Martindale Beach area Monday afternoon

Volunteers at Martindale Beach in Kensington Metropark form a human chain in search of a six-year-old girl who went missing in the water on Monday (May 30). (Emylea Darrah)

MILFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 6-year-girl reportedly drowned Monday at Kensington Metropark in Milford Township.

Officials say the child was reported missing in the Martindale Beach area Monday afternoon. Police believed the missing child could be in the water and performed a water rescue.

People nearby volunteered and went into the water, creating a human chain until they found the missing girl in a weeded area.

Police say a park officer rescued the girl from the water and performed CPR. She was then taken to Providence Hospital in Novi where she later died, officials said.

Update: 50+ people form human chain to search for 6-year-old girl who drown at Kensington Metropark

Volunteers at Martindale Beach in Kensington Metropark form a human chain in search of six-year-old girl who went missing in the water on Monday (May 30). (Emylea Darrah)
Volunteers at Martindale Beach in Kensington Metropark form a human chain in search of a six-year-old girl who went missing in the water on Monday (May 30). (Emylea Darrah)

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