Two-year-old girl drowns in Sauquoit Creek


WASHINGTON MILLS, N.Y. (WKTV) - New Hartford Police confirm to NEWSChannel 2 that a two-year-old girl drowned Saturday in the Sauquoit Creek.

Law enforcement officials say Ashi Kah, 23-months-old, wandered away from her parents, was swept away by the water and was taken downstream about 1000 feet.

Her body was pulled from the water by a relative, police say, and she was given emergency medical attention but did not survive.

The Town of New Hartford closed the park, according to AYSO soccer officials, causing the cancellations of soccer games scheduled for Sunday.

Several law enforcement units, ambulances and first responders were on the scene at the Washington Mills Athletic Park, where the Sauquoit Creek snakes through the back.

Police had blocked off an area of the creek and were not letting people get close. A crowd of people, presumably already at the park when the accident occurred, gathered at the scene.

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