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Alabama girl, 3, falls into ice cream shop's grease pit, drowns

Alabama girl, 3, falls into ice cream shop's grease pit, drowns”

We continue to help local authorities investigate what caused this incredibly sad accident.

A 3-year-old girl died Saturday afternoon when she fell into a grease trap and drowned at an ice cream parlor in Auburn, police said.

Police said family members and employees attempted CPR on Sadie, who was then taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead, the Opelika-Auburn News reported.

"It was determined that the child had fallen into a tank containing liquid", the spokesperson said.

AUBURN, Ala. - There is a heavy police presence at the Bruster's Ice Cream shop along Shug Jordan Parkway after Auburn police say a child went missing and was later found injured. The death is being ruled as an accidental drowning. Police was informed just about five-10 minutes after the girl went missing following which the family found her unresponsive in the grease trap. No foul play is suspected in the death of the young girl.

"Video confirm from the scene demonstrates that the young lady was playing with two of her kin when she obviously fell through a top covering one of the oil pits on the property", Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said in a discharge.

The coroner asks the community to please keep this family in your prayers as they suffer through this tragedy.



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