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10-year-old girl who went missing while swimming, found dead in Potomac River

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Posted at 12:33 PM, Jul 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-18 16:27:44-04

PINEY POINT, Md. — A 10-year-old girl who went missing while swimming at a campground in St. Mary's County has been found dead.

Deputies got the call Sunday just after 1pm for three swimmers in distress at Camp Merryelande in Piney Point.

Officials say two 10-year-old children and an adult were swimming in the Potomac River when the current pulled them out further into the water.

The adult was able to make it safely to shore, while one child was rescued by good Samaritans.

The second child, Genesi Elizabeth Sosa-Bonilla, never resurfaced. Her body was found Monday, near where she was last seen.

Helicopters, drones, and dive teams from various agencies throughout the state were deployed as part of search efforts.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call 301-475-3333.