Investigators say a 9-year-old Gardendale child drowned in a Haleyville pond Sunday while trying to save her younger brother from drowning.
Brandi Odom, a student at Gardendale Elementary, was visiting her grandparent's house with her two younger brothers. After returning to the house from watching a movie, they decided to wade in the pond behind the house.
One of the brothers went too far, and investigators said Brandi tried to save him. She drowned shortly before 6 pm.
"Right now, she's in the arms of Jesus, because he's promised to take care of her," said Odom.
The family is in the process of making funeral arrangements.
Friday, July 25 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:35:39 GMT
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