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Child taken to hospital after near-drowning in Newton County

A child is recovering after what is described as a near-drowning in the Sabine River.

The incident happened around 3 p.m.. Saturday in an area near the Sabine River Bridge at Highway 12 near the Texas-Louisiana border in Newton County.

Specifics of the incident have not yet been released by authorities, but a witness said the child was revived at the scene and taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital.

This is a developing story.  Check back for updates.

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