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17-year-old dead, 3 hospitalized after rescue at Amerson River Park in Macon

17-year-old Betty Rivera was unconscious when she was pulled from the water, and CPR was performed, but she died at the hospital.

MACON, Ga. — A teen is dead after four people were rescued from the water at Amerson River Park Tuesday evening.

According to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, the call came in around 6:30 p.m. about a possible drowning at the river park. People near the river heard calls for help and jumped in to help them. 

When rescue crews got to the scene, they recovered a group of three family members from Randleman, North Carolina -- 28-year-old Alex Mendoza and two women; 23-year-old Laura Yesseria and 17-year-old Betty Rivera. 

The 17-year-old, Betty Rivera, was unconscious when she was pulled from the water and CPR was administered. 

The three recovered from the river and a man who jumped in to rescue them were taken to the hospital. Rivera later died. The other victims are listed in stable condition.

This accident is still under investigation.

The sheriff's office reminds everyone to wear lifejackets at all times when on the river.

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