UPDATE: Body of 12-year-old girl found in water by Sandy Point State Park

(PHOTO: State Parks)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The body of a 12-year-old girl who went missing off shore at Sandy Point State Park Tuesday has been recovered.

Maryland Natural Resources Police identified the victim as Kaniya Kenly, of Baltimore, Maryland.

Officials say she was out with a group of 15 people when she went missing in the water around 6:30 p.m.

After rescue crews searched for Kenly for hours, her body was found nearly 40 yards from the shore.

Her body has been taken to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.

The search included several boats and divers are in the water along with officers walking the shoreline and jetties at the park.

Maryland Natural Resources police say searchers employed a side scan sonar as well.

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