A child drowned in Alameda Creek on Memorial Day, and despite the efforts of the first responders, that child died at the hospital. We’re now learning she was 11-year-old Dana Nino Gonzalez.

KTVU has the heartbreaking story of a child drowning in Alameda Creek on Memorial Day, at a portion of the creek near Niles Canyon Road, a couple miles northeast of Fremont. The incident happened just before 6 pm on that Monday, May 27, and while the child was rescued from the water, she died at the hospital while being treated.

Now nine days later, we are now learning the child’s identity. KTVU reports the drowning victim was 11-year-old Dana Nino Gonzalez, who died despite the efforts of Fremont police and fire department personnel, as well as several community members who jumped in the creek to try and save her.

“Through their combined efforts, first responders rescued Dana from the creek,” the Alameda County Sheriff's Office posted on Facebook Tuesday night. “Paramedics rushed Dana to Washington Hospital, where medical staff continued lifesaving measures. Unfortunately, Dana did not survive.”

The young Gonzalez found herself stuck in a hole in the flow control structure in the creek, according to KPIX. The Alameda County Sheriff's Office says they’re investigating the matter further.  

“This tragedy saddens us,” that office adds. “We'd like to remind you of some safety measures to follow as you enjoy warm-weather activities near waterways. Adhere to posted warning/caution signs, make a safety plan, wear safety equipment such as a life jacket, never swim alone, and avoid getting in the water if you cannot swim or are unfamiliar with weather and water conditions.”

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Image: Alameda County Sheriff's Office via Facebook