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Girl Gives Her Life To Save Her Younger Sister On July Fourth

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Nick Givas Media And Politics Reporter

H’Money Siu of Charlotte, North Carolina, died after falling down a waterfall on the Fourth of July, while trying to save her younger sister from drowning.

Siu, 16, and her 11-year-old sister had fallen into a river near Rainbow Falls in Transylvania County. After Siu tried to help her sister get out of the river, she fell down the waterfall to her death, according to The Charlotte Observer. (RELATED: Navy Diver Dies Trying To Save Trapped Children In Thailand)

Divers discovered the body around 5 p.m., more than four hours after she fell.

Siu was swept out over the edge of the cliff, marking the fifth time someone has died this summer near the region’s waterfalls, The Charlotte Observer reported.

Her family was vacationing about 150 miles away from their home in Charlotte at the time of the incident. They are originally from Vietnam, Fox News reported.

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