Fort Wayne siblings trapped in sand hole while on vacation, 7-year-old girl dies, 9-year-old brother hospitalized

A GoFundMe has been set up for a Fort Wayne family after 7-year-old Sloan Mattingly, and her 9-year-old brother, Maddox, became trapped in a sand hole on a beach in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Fla., which resulted in Sloan's death and Maddox being hospitalized, according to info from 21Alive WPTA Fort Wayne.

According to an official press release, the siblings were digging a hole on the beach when they became trapped in the sand around 3 p.m., Tuesday.

Both children were taken to the hospital where Sloan was later pronounced dead. Maddox is said to be in stable condition.

Officials say the incident remains under investigation.

The family has set up a GoFundMe which you can donate to here.

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