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Missing girl dies after rescue from San Diego County dam

SAN DIEGO -- A 16-year-old girl reported missing by her family has died after being found at the base of a dam in southern San Diego County, officials said Tuesday.

The girl, whose name was not released, was found Monday night at Upper Otay Lakes Dam. She was injured, possibly from a fall from the dam into the water 75 feet below, San Diego County Sheriff's Department officials said.

She was airlifted by helicopter to Scripps Mercy Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, officials said.

The case is being investigated by the homicide detail of the Sheriff's Department. San Diego Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case. 

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tony.perry@latimes.com

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