Family confirms identity of 3-year-old girl who drowned at lake

Bystanders perform CPR but child dead at scene, officials say

Published On: Jul 04 2013 07:11:53 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 05 2013 05:35:20 PM CDT
BARABOO, Wis. -

Sauk County dispatch confirmed a 3-year-old drowned at Devil’s Lake State Park Thursday.

The call came in at 5:03 p.m. for officials to go to the south shore of Devil’s Lake.

According to a release from Devil's Lake State Park officials, Department of Natural Resources Rangers were on their way to the scene when they learned there was a possible drowning.

Fabiola Alcantara confirmed to News 3 the identity of the girl who drowned as her daughter, Emily Garcia.

The DNR Rangers arrived a short time later and found that the 3-year-old had been pulled from the water by family members and she was unresponsive. 

Three park visitors -- two doctors and a registered nurse -- as well as DNR staff performed CPR on Emily Garcia. 

A short time later, Baraboo Ambulance Service paramedics arrived and attempted to revive the girl. A MedFlight helicopter arrived and the flight nurse and doctor also attempted to revive the girl. 

At 6:07 p.m., the MedFlight doctor pronounced Emily Garcia dead.