Girl Dies after Falling 15 Feet into Septic Tank at Texas RV Park

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2-year-Old Girl Drowns at Texas RV Park after Falling into Septic Tank

Authorities said a 2-year-old girl died Wednesday after she fell 15 feet into a septic tank in Texas.

According to witnesses, Charleigh Nicole Nelson walked on the lid of a septic tank at the Paradise Lagoons RV resort park in Aransas Pass which then buckled beneath her weight.

The Rockport Volunteer Fire Department responded to the park on Highway 188 at about 5:30 p.m. after receiving reports of the incident.

Firefighters and a specialized rope rescue team were able to retrieve the girl after about an hour from when she first fell into the tank.

Authorities pronounced her deceased at the scene.

The opening to the tank that Charleigh fell into was less than two feet in diameter.