A 10-year-old girl has died as a result of being electrocuted in a lagoon while visiting a friend in Toms River, New Jersey, police say.

Police were called to the house on the unit block of Tobago Avenue at 8:12 p.m. Saturday for the report of a possible electrocution of a girl.

Initial reports say the Kayla Matos and two friends were using an inflatable raft and swimming in the lagoon behind the home.

Two of the girls touched the rail to a metal boat lift. Police say the electric current appears to have energized the equipment causing the fatal injury.

The girls were wearing life-jackets and in the presence of adults, police say.

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