WHEELERSBURG, Ohio (KAKE) - Authorities in Ohio say an 11-year-old girl drowned while trying to save her sister who feel into a hotel pool. 

The incident happened early Sunday evening at the Quality Inn in Wheelersburg. The Scioto County Sheriff's Office said it responded to the report of two children who had drowned and CPR was underway. 

One child was revived before first responders arrived. The older child, MacKenzie Cornell, died at the hospital.

A family member said the two sisters were attending a pool party when the younger sister, 9, went fell into the pool and MacKenzie went in to try to save her. 

The girls' aunt attended a prayer vigil on Monday and told WSAZ the younger sister couldn't swim very well and that MacKenzie's final moments were an act of love. 

A GoFundMe for the family has raised over $5,000.

 
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