By Jennifer Gannon
Somersworth, NH (WMUR/CNN) - A three-year-old girl is recovering after a tragic accident that left her trapped under a 600 pound gravestone.
Now, as police are looking into exactly how it happened, the girl's family is just relieved she's okay.
"I got a call from my sister at work saying a boulder fell on Julianne, they can't get it off of her," said Stephanie Moran, the victim's aunt.
That boulder turned out to be a massive gravestone. It fell on the little girl during a game of hide and seek she was playing with a group of kids from her daycare at the Forest Glad Cemetery in Somersworth on Wednesday morning.
The unsecured stone somehow tipped over pinning the 3-year-old's leg.
"Three men had to come and take it off of her because she was stuck," said Moran.
The first two men on the scene were nearby police officers.
"They couldn't pick it up, that's how heavy it was," said Moran.
"It was a granite stone weighing between six and eight hundred pounds. It was very, very heavy. Thank God it didn't land on the upper torso," said Chief Dean Crombie with the Somersworth Police Department.
Firefighter Tim Wilder joined the police officers and together they were able to lift the gravestone long enough to pull the girl to safety.
Tim says he doesn't even remember how heavy it was because his adrenaline was going thinking about freeing the little girl.
"Lifting it was not what we thought about at the time, just getting care to the little girl in the first place," said Wilder.
The girl's aunt says she has a serious leg fracture and underwent surgery, but is in good spirits. She's even thanking her doctors.
"She goes I love you, I love you doctor," said Moran.