PTC girl’s Fla. drowning a ‘tragic accident’


A Peachtree City girl died Saturday after she and her wheelchair were found submerged in the pool at her grandparents’ home in Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., officials said.

Alexis Holly Butler, 10, was found in the pool by her 13-year-old sister shortly after 2 p.m.,

said Ft. Walton Beach Public Information Officer Cam Johnson. Butler’s father tried to resuscitate her until EMS crews arrived on the scene at the home on Robinwood Drive.

Butler was confined to the wheelchair due to cerebral palsy, officials said.

The drowning appears to be a “tragic accident” as there is no evidence indicating foul play is involved, Johnson said.

Ft. Walton police will complete an investigation into Butler’s death including a toxicology testing, officials said.