Two children dead after incident at a pool


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Both children involved in the pool incident at Walnut Hill Park Drive have died.

Columbus police dispatchers say that a call came about 8:30 p.m. with a report of a drowning in the 1000 block of Walnut Hill Park Drive.

One child was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in critical condition, where they were declared to be deceased.

The other child was taken to Mt Carmel East in critical condition. They have since died.

UPDATE: From the officer on the scene, the children were a brother, aged 2, and a sister, 4.

The call went out at 8:29 and police arrived at 8:40. The mother was the only adult home at the time.

This was an in-ground pool.

As is usual in all unexplained deaths, homicide detectives will be investigating this incident.

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