Brother and sister died alongside a young friend after climbing in an old freezer and getting trapped

A BROTHER and sister died besides each other after climbing in an old freezer and getting trapped.

Dawlton, 6, and Kayleigh, 1, perished alongside a third child in the chest freezer left outside a home in Suwanee County, Florida.


Siblings Dawlton, 6, and Kayleigh, 1, died together after getting trapped in a chest freezer while out playing[/caption]

The three children died after climbing in this chest freezer outside a Florida home
Suwannee County Sheriff's Office

A Go Fund Me page was set up by the family friend who was babysitting them at the time aiming to raise cash for the family.

They wrote: “These two children had a tragic ending to their lives too soon or so we all think is too soon but we’re told that God has a time for everyone.

“I babysat these two children I bonded with them. Their family is like my family.”

The Sheriff’s Department said the chest freezer was sitting outside the property and not plugged in.

A woman who was babysitting the kids went inside to use bathroom but couldn’t find them.

Every parent’s worst nightmare

She woke up another adult woman who was living there and was due to work a night shift.

The pair frantically scoured the property for the three kids and eventually found them in the freezer.

The kids weren’t breathing and the women tried desperately to resuscitate them.

A hasp used to secure a padlock had been installed on the freezer, says the Sheriff’s department.

After they climbed in, the lid closed on the children and the hasp fell shut, trapping the children in the freezer.

The third victim has yet to be identified.

The Florida Department of Children and Families have been notified.

Foul play is not suspected and the case has been forwarded to the State Attorney’s Office for review.


Dawlton, 6, was named as one of the tragic kids[/caption]

Kayleigh, one, died alongside her brother


Police described the incident as a tragic accident[/caption]


The children were being cared for by a babysitter at a home in Florida[/caption]

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