The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a drowning on the Sweet Briar College campus Friday afternoon.

Around 4 p.m. Oct. 19 deputies received a call regarding a woman who had fallen in the water at the college’s lake, according to a news release.

Several agencies responded to the scene and a sheriff’s deputy, Town of Amherst police officer, Amherst firefighter and Sweet Briar staff member located Carla Marvia Johnson, 48, of Lynchburg, in six feet of water.

They immediately began resuscitation efforts and she was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital, where she later died, the release said. Johnson’s body was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Roanoke for examination.

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