MANKATO (KMHL) – An 8-year-old girl has presumably drowned in the Minnesota River, while swimming at Sibley Park in Mankato.

The Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office says the incident happened just after 6 p.m. last night. Sheriff’s officials say a family with four children were swimming in the river near a sandbar when two of the children, including the girl began struggling in deep water.

A bystander was able to help one of the children out, but wasn’t able to rescue the girls, according to a press release.

The name of the child is being withheld pending family notification.