An 8-year-old girl drowned Saturday in Lake Wildwood.
According to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office release, the girl was reported missing shortly after 7:30 p.m. She had been with relatives at the clubhouse area and could not be located.
Deputies and the Macon-Bibb Fire Department responded. After a search, she was found in the lake.
She was transported to Medical Center of Central Georgia and later pronounced dead by doctors, according to the release.
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Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones identified her as Tyasia Jones of a Thunderbird Road address. He said the girl was at a birthday party. Her body was found at about 8:45 p.m., he said.
He said drowning is definitely the cause of death, but an autopsy will be performed because it is required by law.
She attended Walter P. Jones Elementary.