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2 children drown in pond in semirural Los Angeles County

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Posted at 10:39 AM, Apr 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-19 13:39:05-04

LAKE HUGHES, Calif. (AP) — Two small children have been pronounced dead after being found in a pond in semirural northern Los Angeles County.

Sheriff's Lt. Charles Calderaro tells KTLA-TV that the victims were a 4-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl.

The apparent drownings occurred late Monday afternoon in the community of Lake Hughes.

Deputies called to a home on a 12-acre property learned that the children’s mother noticed they were missing around 5:30 p.m. and began a search.

The children were unresponsive when the mother found them in the pond.

Deputies began resuscitation efforts and called paramedics.

Both children were ultimately flown to a hospital where they were pronounced dead.