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Woman dies near fountain on Georgia college campus

AMERICUS, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities in south Georgia are investigating the death of a college student at a fountain on the campus of South Georgia Technical College in Americus.

Sumter County Chief Deputy Col. Eric Bryant tells The Americus Times-Recorder that the 19-year-old woman was pulled from the fountain around 5 p.m. Thursday.

Bryant said the student's 3-year-old daughter was also pulled from the fountain and survived.

The woman was taken to a hospital, but did not survive. The cause of her death was unclear. Bryant said emergency personnel were called to the campus for a "possible drowning."

The college said in a statement that the woman was an adult education student who died after an accident around the fountain area on the main campus.

Americus is about 130 miles south of Atlanta.