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Girl, 3, who died after falling into Virgin River identified

A 3-year-old girl who died after falling into the Virgin River on Tuesday was identified Wednesday. Sherlyn Martinez-Alvarez, of Mesquite, was found Tuesday afternoon in the river near Bunkerville, about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas.

According to reports, the girl was with her family when she was sucked into an irrigation ditch. The cause of the girl’s death was not immediately available.

Las Vegas police said they aided Mesquite police officers in the search, which took several hours.

Contact reporter Mike Blasky at mblasky@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0283.

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