2-year-old girl pulled from Mississippi River has died

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GRANT COUNTY—A 2-year-old girl from Waterloo, Iowa, died after being pulled from the Mississippi River Saturday among some islands on the Wisconsin side, across from Waupeton, Iowa.

Bryle Morgan was transported by Sherrill Ambulance to Mercy Medical Center Dubuque, then flown to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She died early Sunday morning, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Department.

The girl was preparing for a group photograph with her family at approximately 5:05 p.m., when she and her mother returned to a boat to retrieve an item, according to a sheriff’s department news release. When the mother got out of the boat, she noticed the girl was missing and the family began to search.

The girl was found under a boat in the water. She was immediately pulled from the water and rescue efforts were started.

Bryle was wearing a life jacket prior to the incident, but it was removed prior to taking the group picture.

Authorities say they are still investigating the incident but there is no indication of any foul play.

The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Department, Wisconsin and Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Sherrill Ambulance assisted the Grant County Sheriff’s Department at the scene.

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