Police: Girl, 4, dead after being thrown into Florida river

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old girl is dead after a woman believed to be her mother threw her into a Florida river.

A Tampa police news release says divers found the girl about 75 feet from the Hillsborough River’s shore Thursday afternoon. The girl was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

A search began shortly after witnesses reported seeing a woman toss a child into the water. Police say they’ve located the woman and taken her into custody.

Officials didn’t immediately identify the woman or the girl.

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