A three-year-old girl has died after falling into a grease trap near Bruster’s Real Ice Cream on East University Drive in Auburn, Ala.
A report from Lee County Coroner Bill Harris says Auburn police received a 911 call around 1 p.m. Saturday about a missing child at Bruster’s.
Upon arriving at the scene, officers found CPR being performed on a three-year-old girl. The child was rushed by ambulance to East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, Ala. where she was pronounced dead at 1:28 p.m. in the emergency room.
Video evidence from the scene shows the girl was playing with two of her siblings when she apparently fell through a lid covering one of the grease traps on the property.
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She was missing for 5-10 minutes when she was found unresponsive in the trap.
CPR was begun by family and employees of Bruster’s.
No foul play is suspected.
The death investigation indicates she drowned in sludge that was ina six-foot- deep container.