While the Antrim County community of Central Lake mourns the loss of an 8-year-old girl, the Health Department of Northwest Michigan said her death does not appear to have community health implications.
Olivia Hurst died Sunday at Charlevoix Area Hospital. Her cause of death has not yet been determined. She was a second-grade student at Central Lake Public Schools.
"The entire school community is mourning the loss of Olivia," said Central Lake Public Schools superintendent, Ben Williams. "Our heart and prayers go out to the family and friends and we will continue to support them in any way possible as they deal with this tragic loss."
Dan Reynolds, administrative services manager for the Health Department of Northwest Michigan, said the cause of death will have to be confirmed by the medical examiner, rather than the health department.
"This tragic loss is devastating to the family and the entire community," he said.
"At this point, the death does not appear to have community health implications that would warrant any statement from the health department, though we will continue to provide general counsel as needed. Our thoughts remain with the victim's family and friends throughout this remarkably difficult time."
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