UPDATE: Family of Adams child asks community for aid after unexpected death

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(ABC 6 News) – UPDATE: The family of Mercedes Drees set up a GoFundMe and funeral fund following the 11-year-old’s unexpected death.

“On February 14th, Richard and Alysha Drees lost their 11-year-old daughter Mercedes unexpectedly and for reasons unknown,” the GoFundMe reads. “Mercedes was a sweet, loving girl who wanted to include everyone. She enjoyed spending her time playing volleyball, basketball, and also participated in girl scouts.

“She loved everybody as much as she could, she wanted to include everyone as much as she could. A very outgoing girl,” her father Richard Drees said.

This is a very difficult time for family and friends and we are hoping to help ease the financial burden incurred during this tragic event. Any contribution you can provide will be greatly appreciated.”

A visitation is scheduled for Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home. A burial for Mercedes is scheduled for Saturday at 11 a.m.

Members of the community can donate to the Drees’ funeral fund at the following link: Fundraiser for Alysha Bird Drees by Kristina Sullivan : Mercedes Drees funeral and other expenses (gofundme.com)

Adams residents can also donate to an account called the Mercedes Drees Funeral Fund set up at the United Farmers State Bank locations in Adams (15 4th St. SW, area code 55909), Rose Creek (61255 170th St., area code 55970), and Dexter (235 S Main St., area code 55926), according to the Drees family.

Donations can be made in-person or by mailing checks to the bank locations above.

(ABC 6 News) – An Adams, Minnesota child died early Tuesday morning following a medical call, Mower County sheriff Steve Sandvik confirmed.

According to Sandvik, Mower County emergency responders received the medical call at about 5:11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14.

Sheriff’s deputies, Adams Ambulance, and Adams Fire responded to an Adams residence, Sandvik said, where a juvenile girl was pronounced dead after “extensive lifesaving efforts.”

Sandvik said the investigation is ongoing, but there are “no indications of foul play or danger to the public.”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends following this tragic event,” he added.

ABC 6 News will update this story as more information is available.