19-year-old Adrianna Rhine was pulled from a fountain on the South Georgia Technical College on Thursday. She was rushed to the hospital but died. Somehow, her three-year-old son, who was also in the shallow fountain, was uninjured, according to the Bluefield Daily Telegraph.
Sumter County Chief Deputy Col. Eric Bryant told the Americus Times Recorder that an officer will stand guard over the crime scene at the fountain until "all the boxes are checked."
He said his department is investigating but would not comment on the cause of death, as it's undetermined.
He offered investigators' strongest lead to WALB News,
"There was a ball we retrieved from the fountain and that's what we think led her into the fountain. She could have slipped, fell. Numerous things could have happened. We're still investigating everything," said Sumter Co. Sheriff Pete Smith.
Georgia South Technical College President Sparky Reeves said the college community is deeply saddened. Flags were at half mast on Monday.
In a release, the college said Rhine a student in the college's adult education program.