15-Month-Old Girl Found Dead in Bucket

Authorities say the girl fell into the bucket and drowned
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 21, 2017 6:21 PM CDT
Young Girl Drowns After Falling Into Bucket
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Authorities says a 15-month-old girl drowned Wednesday in North Carolina after falling into a large bucket of water, WPDE reports. According to the Robeson County Sheriff's Office, the girl was reaching for something in the bucket when she fell in head first. The girl was less than 3 feet tall and was unable to get out of the bucket. A family member found her and called 911. The girl's death is being treated as accidental, though an investigation is ongoing. (More child death stories.)

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