Girl who survived fatal snow fort collapse goes home
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — A girl who survived the collapse of a snow fort in suburban Chicago while another girl died has been released from a hospital.
Relatives say the 9-year-old is recovering but has been crying over the death of 12-year-old Esther Jung outside Rothem Church in Arlington Heights. The girls were playing in a snow fort Sunday when it collapsed.
Esther is the daughter of the church pastor. Police are calling her death a tragic accident.
Sophia Shin told relatives that she called for help but apparently wasn’t heard. The temperature at the time was about 14 degrees. Sophia was treated for hypothermia.