Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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October 1, 2012

College student dies in campus fountain

— CNHI News Service

AMERICUS, Ga. - A 19-year-old technical college student died in a campus fountain last week, and the local sheriff is still trying to determine what caused her death.

Adrianna Rhine was pulled from a fountain on the South Georgia Technical College campus about 5 p.m., Thursday, said Sumter County Sheriff Pete Smith. An ambulance rushed her to a nearby hospital, but she did not survive.

Rhine's 3-year-old daughter was pulled from the same fountain uninjured, according to a sheriff's official.

Smith said his investigation was ongoing as of late Friday. Officials were called to the fountain to a report of a drowning.

Photos from the scene show the fountain situated in a cement plaza and surrounded by a knee-high, chain fence. The sheriff said he noticed a blue ball in the fountain after the water had been drained.

Rhine was from Richland, a small Southwest Georgia community about 30 miles west of the campus. She was taking classes in the college's adult education center, according to the college.


Details for this story were reported by the Times-Recorder of Americus, Ga.

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