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Woman dies attempting to save child at beach

1 year 8 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, September 01 2020 Sep 1, 2020 September 01, 2020 12:02 PM September 01, 2020 in News
Source: Associated Press
Fort Morgan, Alabama Photo: AL.com

FORT MORGAN, Ala. (AP) — A Tennessee woman died Saturday at an Alabama beach after she and other beach-goers attempted to form a human chain to rescue a child, authorities said.

Karen Graham, 53, of Collierville, Tenn. died at a hospital after being recovered from the water at Fort Morgan beach, Baldwin County Coroner Brian Pierce told news outlets.

Coast Guard Sector Mobile said a 9-year-old was reportedly swept out by a current. The agency said about 20 people attempted to a form a human chain to rescue the child but they were swept out further by the waves.

The Coast Guard launched a boat from Dauphin Island and a medical helicopter from Air Station New Orleans to assist in the rescue but a private craft nearby recovered everyone.

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office said another person was also hospitalized but additional information wasn’t immediately released.

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