Two children dead following pool incident

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Two children are dead tonight, after drowning in a residential pool in East Columbus.

Lt. Dan Hargus with Columbus Police says the two children are a four-year-old girl and two-year-old boy, and they are siblings.

Lt. Hargus also said it was called out at 8:29, and that police arrived around 8:40.

One child was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the other to Mount Carmel, and both were pronounced dead later that evening.

Police also say the mother was the only adult home at the time of the incident. They go on to say that it occurred at an inground pool, covered with grass and algae.

As of now, police say they don’t believe this incident is criminal. However, homicide detectives are coming in to investigate, which we are told is typical in this situation. 

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