Girl, 2, wanders from kin, found dead in NYC lake

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Updated: 7/06 8:35 am

NEW YORK (AP) — A 2-year-old girl was found dead in a lake after police and witnesses say she wandered away from a holiday-weekend family barbecue in a New York City park.

NYPD divers pulled Ruhshona Kurbonova's body from the water in Prospect Park Saturday evening after a frantic five-hour search.

Police were called around 1 p.m., after Ruhshona and a toddler boy in the family strayed away from the gathering. The boy was found soaked, but safe.

The girl's uncle, Dekzod Isokov, tells the New York Post the children just "walked off and we didn't know."

Witnesses say Ruhshona's 37-year-old mother screamed and collapsed after hearing the news. Paramedics took her to a hospital for evaluation. She was later released.

The family emigrated from Uzbekistan.

 

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