RICHFIELD -- A 4-year-old girl died at a Twin Falls hospital Sunday afternoon after she was pulled from a river near Richfield.

Lincoln County Sheriff Kevin Ellis tells KTVB that the girl was recreating with her family along the Little Wood River, south of Richfield, when she disappeared a little before 2:30 p.m.

The family called 911 from Richfield after noticing that she was missing. A search and rescue team arrived and eventually found the girl unresponsive in the river. CPR was performed as the girl was taken by air ambulance to St. Luke Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls. The county coroner later pronounced her dead.

The drowning is believed to be accidental.

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