Editor’s Note: This story first appeared online on KHOU.com. We reprint in part here.
KEMAH, Texas – The search for a 5-year-old girl at a Kemah marina came to a tragic end early Thursday morning, Texas Equusearch says.
A searcher found the girl’s body under a dock not far from her dad’s boat, Equusearch confirmed with KHOU 11 News.
Earlier in the morning, the Kemah Police Department identified the girl as Fiona “Kitty” Carol.
Family and friends said the girl went missing Wednesday evening, on her 5th birthday, as her dad prepared their boat for an upcoming trip. The girl’s bucket was later found in the water, but an overnight search at the Kemah Boardwalk Marina did not turn up any other clues.