BPD: 2 kids almost drowned at Park at Riverwalk, family members found them

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield police say two children got away from their group today at the Park at Riverwalk before getting into the lake.

Police say two four year olds had separated from a large gathering consisting of multiple families. The children then entered the lake when a person swimming noticed one of the children appeared in distress.

The swimmer pulled the child from the lake, and the other child was pulled out by a family member of the swimmer.

Police say one child was submerged in the water and had to receive CPR.

Both children were taken to a local hospital for observation and are expected to fully recover.

The investigation revealed that the incident was an accident.

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