8-Year Old Drowns at Lake Wildwood

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Firefighters and deputies recovered the body of an 8-year old girl from Lake Wildwood Saturday evening.
Tyasia Jones drowned in the lake, after spending time with relatives in the clubhouse area during a birthday party.
The initial call came in to the 911 center around 7:30 p.m.

Officials say the girl was reported missing about an hour before her body was recovered.

According to Coroner Leon Jones, Jones was taken to the Medical Center of Central Georgia, where doctors later pronounced her dead.

Authorities say an autopsy will be performed and the girl’s death is under investigation.