Jessica Lindsey, the 6-year-old Brainerd girl hospitalized after being pulled unconscious Aug. 24 from Whipple Lake in Baxter, has died.
The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department reported Jessica died at 9:47 p.m. Monday at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis.
"It certainly is a terrible tragedy and my heart goes out to her family," Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl said Tuesday.
Jessica was celebrating her sixth birthday Aug. 24 at Whipple Beach Park in Baxter and was found by family members face down in the water 60-75 feet from shore.
Lifeguards were not on duty Aug. 24. Bystanders at the beach performed CPR on Jessica before the arrival of emergency personnel. She was taken by North Ambulance to St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd and then airlifted to Minneapolis.
Jessica's death was a result of drowning, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office said.
Jessica's family also wrote of her passing on her CaringBridge Web site, caringbridge.org/ visit/jessicalindsey.
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