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Round Lake girl, 9, drowns in Fox Lake

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INGLESIDE, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A 9-year-old northwest suburban girl drowned Tuesday evening while swimming in Fox Lake.

Officers responded to 36000 block of Stanton Point Road in Ingleside about 6:30 p.m. after adults had pulled the girl from the water, according to a statement from the Lake County Sheriff's office.

Mireya Elizabeth Cardenas of Round Lake had been swimming near the boat launch with other children when she went under, according to the McHenry County Coroner's office.

She was taken to Centegra Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

An autopsy Wednesday found Cardenas' injuries were consistent with drowning, and no other evidence of trauma was found, according to a statement from the coroner's office.

Sheriff's police continue to investigate the incident.

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