Last updated: June 16. 2014 7:03PM - 2123 Views
Amber Gillenwater agillenwater@civitasmedia.com

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GALLIPOLIS — Gallia County deputies are currently conducting a death investigation following the death of a five-year-old girl on Sunday.

Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning has reported that a small child died early on Monday morning after she reportedly fell into a septic tank at her Addison Township home on Sunday afternoon.

Reportedly, deputies responded along with Gallia County EMS personnel to the residence on Bulaville Pike on Sunday, June 15 to a report of a five-year-old female who had fallen into a septic tank and was not breathing. The call was reported to dispatchers at the Gallia County 911 Center at approximately 12:24 p.m.

Browning further reported that, according to information provided by the caller, emergency responders learned that the child had not been seen for approximately 10 minutes prior to being found.

The child was transported to Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, and she was later transferred to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

The Franklin County Coroner’s Office reportedly notified Gallia County authorities early on Monday that the victim had died on Monday morning.

Browning stated that the case appears to be accidental, but further investigation is being conducted.

The victim’s name is being withheld pending confirmation of the notification of the victim’s family.

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