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Girl drowns; 2 die trying to save her

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A 10-year-old girl from Kansas died after she was caught in the California surf, and her mother and grandmother were killed trying to save her, officials said Saturday.

Ivy Pacheco, of Ottawa, Kansas, her mother, Paulie Pacheco, 40, and grandmother Judith Rombold, 63, had come to California to watch a relative run in the Big Sur Marathon, Monterey County Sheriff's Lt. Joe Grebmeier said.The girl got caught in the surf off Point Sur on Friday, and her mother and grandmother rushed in to save her. Paulie Pacheco died at the hospital; Rombold died at the scene.

Ivy Pacheco died at Natividad Hospital in Salinas a few hours later on Friday, said Tom Jenkins, a coroner's investigator.

Big Sur is 100 miles south of San Francisco.