A 7-year-old Eagle Mountain girl drowned Thursday afternoon at a popular pond in Pleasant Grove.
A family and girl went to the Manila Creek Park Pond (3300 North 900 West) an area for fishing and swimming. The child was swimming and playing with her family in an shallow area designated for swimming when the girl's mother, who was in the water nearby, turned to find her daughter unconscious, according to Pleasant Grove police Lt. Britt Smith.
"Nothing leads us to believe there was neglect ... it was just a terrible tragedy," he said, adding no one else saw the girl go under. "There were a lot of people there this afternoon."