Investigators are trying to determine the cause of death of a 14-year-old Oakville girl who died while horseback riding in Hamilton.
Police say the girl and her mother were riding in the area of Milgrove Side Rd. and Highway 5 yesterday, shortly before 5:30 p.m.
According to Hamilton police, the experienced riders were on a path not familiar to them when the horse ridden by the girl became trapped in a marshy bog. She was able to dismount the horse and while waiting for help, became submerged and a short time later was pulled from the marsh without vital signs.
The girl was transported to the hospital however, she succumbed to her injuries.
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The identity of the rider is not being released.