Child dies after falling into septic tank

A toddler has died after falling into a septic tank at an Upstate home, according to the coroner. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said Hawkins Dusty Abercrombie, 2, of Calcium, New York died at the hospital. Fowler said Hawkins, his mom and two siblings were visiting friends on Bonner Road Tuesday when the mother said she noticed him missing. During a search around the home, the lid on a septic tank was noticed to have been upside down, Fowler said. The mother, along with other people at the house, removed the lid and found a pacifier floating in the water, according to Fowler. The boy was later discovered underwater. The child was removed and died on the way to the hospital, according to Fowler. “This is just a tragic event,” Fowler said in a release. “This family needs our prayers.”

A toddler has died after falling into a septic tank at an Upstate home, according to the coroner.

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said Hawkins Dusty Abercrombie, 2, of Calcium, New York died at the hospital.

Fowler said Hawkins, his mom and two siblings were visiting friends on Bonner Road Tuesday when the mother said she noticed him missing.

septic tank rescue

During a search around the home, the lid on a septic tank was noticed to have been upside down, Fowler said.

The mother, along with other people at the house, removed the lid and found a pacifier floating in the water, according to Fowler.

The boy was later discovered underwater.

The child was removed and died on the way to the hospital, according to Fowler.

“This is just a tragic event,” Fowler said in a release. “This family needs our prayers.”

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