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Toddler found drowned in river near Fromberg

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Fromberg drowning
Posted at 9:44 PM, Mar 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-28 23:46:44-04

FROMBERG — A 1-year-old girl was found dead in the Clarks Fork River Sunday afternoon in what authorities are calling a tragic accident.

According to Carbon County Sheriff Josh McQuillan, the toddler - from out of state - was visiting relatives near Fromberg.

At around 2:00 p.m., the girl was swept downstream and found by a family member under the East River Road bridge. The family member began performing CPR on shore.

Sheriff's deputies took over CPR duties when they arrived about 10 minutes later, and then were relieved by Bridger EMS. Help Flight was also called in, but the girl died at the scene.

McQuillan said authorities are still investigating the incident but that no foul play is expected.

The girl's name has not yet been released, pending notification of family.