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A small boy has died after an unfortunate drowning at an Alabama church.

WAFF 48 reports:

A family is remembering a child who drowned in a baptismal pool at a church in Decatur.

Two-year-old Brayden King died over the weekend after he wandered away during a church event and fell into a baptismal filled with water.

His family described him as a child who loved music and loved to dance. His aunts said he was a loved little boy.

Family members said he was an active little boy who loved to dance and even preach. He also loved listening to music with his older sisters.

His death devastated the family and they say some people in the community blame King’s older sister for his death, saying she was supposed to watch him Friday night.

His sister is only 13-years-old. The family said she should not be blamed for this tragedy, and police agree, saying there is no criminal investigation underway.

One of her aunts said the sister found him and the world should know it’s not her fault.

“It’s not her fault. And she has to live with this,” the aunt said. “All the negative words and comments that’s been made about her, it needs to stop.”

King’s aunts said they’re still in shock, but they’ll pull through for their family.

King’s funeral will be held Thursday in Decatur.

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6 thoughts on “Toddler Drowns In Baptismal At Alabama Church

  1. seriously on said:

    Unfortunately this is another preventable tragic accident and there is enough blame to go around I suppose, starting with the church, either you empty the pool or guard the pool from clearly small children at the event. Parents 13 years old are children not parents, watch your own kids. Let this be a teachable moments for other parents it is your job to secure your babies and keep them out of harm’s way.

  2. redbone1954 on said:

    This is really tragic. And shame on anyone who has said something to the 13 year old sister. How horrible that you would blame that child.I am praying for that family.

  3. So sad. No, it’s not his 13 yr old Sister’s fault that her brother wandered off and drowned-it’s the PARENTS who were not watching the child!!!!!!!

    Regardless, they will all have to live
    with this!!!!!

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