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Mother has died, daughter in stable condition after being swept down river in Connecticut: police – NECN

A mother has died after she and her daughter were swept down the Shetucket River in Sprague Tuesday evening, according to state police. The child is in stable condition.

State police said troopers responded to Park Drive for a possible drowning at 5:22 p.m.

Police said someone called 911 after hearing a little boy scream for help.

The mother and daughter were found face-down in the water and a mother and a child were transported to an area hospital.

State police said Wednesday morning that the mother has died and the child is in stable condition.
They said there is no criminal aspect.

The first selectman released a statement saying the swimming area near River Park is closed because of the incident and high water.

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