ARANSAS PASS, Texas (WJW) — A 2-year-old girl died Wednesday after falling into a septic tank at an RV Park in Aransas Pass.
The father of Charleigh Nicole Nelson told KRIS-TV that the family, along with neighbors, tried to reach the little girl with a rope, but it was too short.
Nelson’s father said she had fallen about 15 feet.
The group also tried to reach her using a backhoe they borrowed from a nearby business.
Firefighters eventually got the girl after one of them was lowered into the tank, according to KRIS-TV.
The girl was in the tank for nearly an hour before her body was recovered.
Neighbors told KRIS-TV that the little girl was walking on the lid of the tank when it buckled under her.
The girl was visiting from out of town with her mother and two siblings to see their father and husband, Charlie Nelson, who works nearby.