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(WAND) - The Coles County Coroner says the 10-year old who was rescued from the lake in Sullivan has died.

The Moultrie County Sheriff's Office responded to Sullivan Beach at 3:49 p.m. Saturday for reports of a missing girl. 

Crews found the girl in the water and transported her to Sarah Bush Hospital via ambulance. The Coles County coroner said 10-year old Janiya Bennett was pronounced dead at the hospital at 5:22 p.m. Saturday. 

The Moutlrie County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Moultire County Dive Team, Sullivan Police Department, Sullivan Fire and Ambulance and the U.S Army Corps of Engineers Park Rangers. 

New Life Church will hold a fundraiser for Janiyah Tuesday. The link to the information is in the post below.

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