5-year-old girl pronounced dead after drowning at public swimming pool

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JASPER, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: The 5-year-old girl has been identified as Faithlynn Blakenship.

Authorities are investigating after a 5-year-old girl was taken to the hospital after an apparent drowning.The 5 year old from Empire, Ala. was pulled from a public pool and taken to the Jasper Hospital where she was later pronounced dead around 3:40 p.m., according to the Walker County Coroner. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family with expenses.

At this time, the incident is still under investigation.

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