Deadly Swim: 12-Year-Old Girl Drowns at Euclid Beach

Posted by Cassie Nist - email

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Cleveland Police are investigating the drowning death of a 12-year-old that happened Friday evening at Euclid Beach.

Investigators say the 12-year old Essence McCollum of Revere Avenue was swimming with friends at Euclid Beach when she went under.

McCollum's friends, 8-year-old Deanna Robinson and 10-year-old Chloe Robinson were pulled to safety.

McCollum was pulled from the water and rushed to Euclid Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The Cuyahoga County coroner will perform an autopsy over the weekend.

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