(February 20, 2020 Aransas Pass, TX) A 2-year-old girl fell into a septic tank Wednesday evening of the 19th at the Paradise Lagoons RV Resort in Aransas Pass. The child identified as Charleigh Nicole Nelson had been walking on the lid of the tank when she fell in.
Rescue attempts were made by both family and neighbors, but they were unsuccessful. The Rockport and Fulton Volunteer Fire Departments along with Aransas Pass FD were called out but they were also unable to rescue the toddler. The rescue turned into recovery by calling in the Ingleside Volunteer Fire Department who was able to reach the body by lowering a firefighter into a 2 foot wide hole with a specialized rope. The tank itself was filled with over 2 feet of water in which the child had been submerged for over an hour.