Girl, 11, dies in resort Putt-Putt pond

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CELEBRATION, Florida (WKMG) - An 11-year-old girl died after she was injured retrieving her golf ball from a pond at a Celebration resort's Putt-Putt course, according to authorities.

Ashton Jojo died around 2:10 p.m. Wednesday at the Orange Lake Resort on West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway.

Orange County sheriff's deputies said Ashton was playing Putt-Putt when her ball went into a pond.

Deputies said Jojo went to retrieve the ball and then screamed.

A guest tried rescuing her but was unable to. He was also injured, deputies said.

Ashton was taken to Celebration Hospital, where she died.

The cause of death is still under investigation. Detectives believe she may have been electrocuted.

Authorities say the Latham, N.Y., girl turned 11 on Friday. She was visiting Orlando with her parents and a brother. He was also checked out at the hospital, but apparently wasn't injured.

The Orange Lake Resort declined comment.

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