An 11-year-old girl died Thursday afternoon after being pulled from Rice Creek by rescuers in New Brighton.
Police said the girl and two friends jumped off a pedestrian bridge and into the rushing creek in Long Lake Park. The friends made it out of the water, but the girl never resurfaced.
She had been underwater for about 20 minutes before rescuers pulled her ashore. She was unresponsive and was taken to Unity Hospital in Fridley. Media reports said she was later moved to Children’s Hospital, where she died.