30 Jul 2014

American Samoan girl dies after being swept out to sea in heavy rains

7:32 pm on 30 July 2014

A teenage girl in American Samoa has died after she was swept out to sea near Fagaalu.

Our correspondent says the girl was swept away in a stream during heavy rains this afternoon.

Her brother was also swept away, but managed to grab on to a tree branch and pull himself out of the stream.

The girl's body was found after rescue crews spent several hours searching for her.