Body of 10-year-old girl swept away while swimming near Camp Merryelande located by authorities

Authorities say they have located the body of a 10-year-old girl who was swept away while swimming in the Potomac River near Camp Merryelande in St. Mary's County.

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Officials say the girl was staying at the camp and was in the water off of Deep Point with another 10-year-old and a man around 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon when she began to struggle swimming. 

The man made it safely to shore and the other youth was rescued from the water by nearby good Samaritans.


The missing girl was identified as Genesi Elizabeth Sosa-Bonilla. Authorities say her body was found deceased on July 18 near where she was last seen in the water.