3-year-old Minnesota boy dies after falling into septic tank

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- A 3-year-old boy has died after falling in a septic tank in Two Harbors, Minn.

The 3-year-old boy is identified as Mick Johnston of Two Harbors, Minn. Officials say he passed away Monday night at Essentia St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth.

According to the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, on Sunday police were called to the area around 7:20 p.m. on a report of a child that had fallen into a septic tank.

"The child was removed from the septic tank and was found unresponsive," the sheriff's office stated.

The exact cause of death is unknown, but believed to be from complications caused by the incident.

The incident has been determined to be "accidental" in nature. 

"The St. Louis County Sheriff's Offices urges parents to keep children away from access locations to septic tanks, and to inspect your septic tanks to insure that entry points are properly secured," the sheriff's office said.


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