TWO children have died after drowning in a shallow river near their family’s property in Southern California, according to police.
First responders found the unresponsive boy, four, and his sister, three, after their mother noticed they were missing Monday night at Lake Hughes.
The relatives did not breathe and received CPR before being taken by air to a hospital in the area, where they died later that night, as reported by Fox 5.
Their mother, with the help of a neighbor, would start looking for the children after they did not respond when they were called back inside for food.
“Keep a close eye on your children,” said Lieutenant Charles Calderaro of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Fox 11.
“The pond was very shallow, but with such a small child it could be a matter of seconds.”
The pond in question is thought to be about 20 to 30 feet in diameter and about two to three feet deep.
Child Protected Services has been informed of the tragic incident.
An investigation is ongoing, but Calderaro added that everything points to “a tragic, accidental drowning.”
He added that there were no signs of trauma on any of the siblings.
Lake Hughes is a community about 30 miles north of Santa Clarita.
Anyone with relevant information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 323-890-5500.
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