14-year-old Arizona girl drowns in Virgin River
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A 14-year-old girl drowned Thursday in the Virgin River near Littlefield, Ariz.
Mohave County Sheriff deputies received a call on May 31 that a teenager was caught in the undertow near one of the water gates at the dam.
Deputies responded to the call at about 5 p.m. and were told that the girl was swimming with friends when the accident happened.
Beaver Dam Fire Department personnel also responded but were unable to rescue the girl.
Ace Hardware out of Mesquite brought in their heavy machinery to assist in the recovery.
The victim has been identified as Rosa Lujan from Scenic.
Scenic is located on the eastern side of the Nevada-Arizona line from Mesquite, Nev.
The Virgin River is a tributary of the Colorado River that runs through the states of Utah, Nevada and Arizona.
Three-year-old Sherlyn Martinez-Alvarez from Mesquite was swept away in the Virgin River in the Bunkerville area on May 15. She was on an outing with her family at the time.