Robbins girl, 6, drowns near Ind. beach

July 17, 2011 (CHICAGO)

According to authorities, 6-year-old Marche Wilburn of south suburban Robbins drowned after a visit with her family to the Gary Air Show.

The Lake County Sheriff's Department says Wilburn was reported missing at Lake Street Beach after the air show ended at approximately 4 p.m. Saturday.

The Gary Fire Department found the girl in Lake Michigan about 15 minutes later.

She was taken to a hospital and later pronounced dead.

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