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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Girl Dies During Withlacoochee River Excursion

Published March 17, 2008
The body of 14-year-old Lakeland girl who slipped off an inflatable raft was recovered Sunday by Sumter and Pasco county sheriff's divers at the Withlacoochee State Forest.

Around 8 p.m. Saturday, Echo McCombs had been with friends when she went into the water near the boat ramp at the River Junction Recreational Area, said Capt. Gary Brannen with the Sumter County Sheriff's Office.

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