- Associated Press - Monday, October 16, 2017

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - In a story Oct. 15 about a girl who drowned in a grease pit at an Alabama ice cream shop, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the name of the shop was Brewster’s Real Ice Cream. The correct spelling is Bruster’s Real Ice Cream.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Girl, 3, drowns in grease pit at Alabama ice cream shop

Authorities: 3-year-old girl drowns in grease pit at an Alabama ice cream shop

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a 3-year-old girl is dead after she fell into a grease pit at an Alabama ice cream shop and drowned.

The Opelika-Auburn News reports the girl’s body was pulled Saturday from an in-ground container used to trap cooking grease at Bruster’s Real Ice Cream in Auburn.

Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said in a news release the death appears to be an accidental drowning. He said video evidence from the scene showed the girl playing with siblings when she apparently fell through a lid covering a grease pit on the ice cream parlor’s property.

Harris said the girl was found several minutes later inside the grease container, which was 6 feet (1.8 meters) deep. He said no foul play is suspected. The girl’s name was not immediately released.

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