Toddler dies after falling into septic tank in Texas, officials say

Officials: 2-year-old dies after falling into septic tank

ARANSAS PASS, Texas — A Texas toddler is dead after authorities said she fell into an Aransas Pass septic tank.

According to KRIS and KIII, Charleigh Nicole Nelson, 2, was on the tank’s lid at the Paradise Lagoons RV Resort on Wednesday when it collapsed beneath her, neighbors said. She ended up falling 15 feet, authorities said.

Charleigh’s family and neighbors initially tried to pull the girl out with a rope, but it wasn’t long enough, and later with a backhoe, KRIS reported. Emergency crews from several local agencies responded and removed her body from the tank, according to the news outlet.

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The investigation is ongoing, authorities said.

Stock photo of a septic tank cover.
Stock photo of a septic tank cover. (Lex20/Getty Images/iStockphoto)