McGuire knew how to swim and jumped in to help, Thomas said.
“That was the kind of person she was,” her mother said.
After pulling Carlton to safety, McGuire was pulled under by a current.
Troup County divers and first responders recovered the bodies of McGuire and Carson Woodall about three hours later, Channel 2 reported.
“I just wanted her to know that we love her and she’s gonna live on forever in our hearts,” Thomas said.
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