Authorities: Boy who fell into river in Virginia dies

DANVILLE, Va. — Authorities say an 11-year-old boy who was pulled from the Dan River in Virginia by rescue personnel has died.

The Danville Register & Bee reports the Danville Fire Department responded to a call behind a car dealership shortly before 4 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. Battalion Chief Bill Smotherman says two children were playing behind the car dealership when one child turned around and saw that the other was gone. Smotherman says the boy was pulled from the river by fire department members and brought to the shore. Rescue personnel performed CPR on the boy. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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