Body of little girl recovered after being thrown into river in Florida, mother arrested

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Tampa police divers recovered the body of a girl believed to be four years old who was thrown into the Hillsborough River on Thursday.

According to Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan, police received a call about a woman who had possibly thrown a child into the river near Rome Avenue and Aileen Street. 

The dive team responded immediately.

The body of the little girl was discovered 75 feet offshore around 4:30 p.m. 

The child was pronounced dead at a hospital.

It is believed a woman threw her daughter into the river. That woman is in custody.

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