Girl who drowned in Fox Lake ID'd as Mia Cardenas, 9

August 30, 2013 (ROUND LAKE, Ill.)

Cardenas was wading in the water with her family and friends in Ingleside when she went under. She died on Tuesday.

Her family released a photo from her first day of school. She's hugging an employee at Fremont Intermediate School in Fremont Elementary District 79. School administrators say she was a kind-hearted child who loved making friends.

A visitation and memorial service will be held in Libertyville on Tuesday, September 3. Pink balloons will be released in the child's memory, school officials said.

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