Police release name of 2-year-old girl who drowned in Sauquoit Creek

Authorities have released the name of the 23-month-old girl who drowned in a creek during a family outing in the Washington Mills Athletic Park.

Police in the Oneida County town of New Hartford tell local media outlets that Ashi Kah of Utica died Saturday night after being swept away in Sauquoit Creek while at the Washington Mills Athletic Park.

Investigators say she had wandered away from her parents around 7 p.m. She was pulled out of the water by family members and taken to Saint Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica, where she was pronounced dead.

Police say their investigation is continuing.