8-year-old rescued at Reedley Beach last week dies, Valley Children’s says


FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — The 8-year-old girl who was rescued at Reedley beach last week has died, according to Valley Children’s officials.

Samantha Cruz-Pedro was on life-support at Valley Children’s Hospital and had tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.

Police say last Wednesday, Cruz-Pedro and her family were enjoying the day at Reedley Beach when the water swept her away. 

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Manjit Singh, 29, tried using his turban as a life-line to rescue the little girl. When that didn’t work, he jumped into the water to try and save the girl and two other children, an act of bravery that would cost him his life. 

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