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Mystery as children, 3 and 4, ‘drowned in a shallow pond’ after mum realized they were missing from family property

TWO children have died after drowning in a shallow duck pond near their family’s property in Southern California, according to police.

First responders located the unresponsive boy, four, and his sister, three, after their mother noticed they were missing near Lake Hughes Monday night.

Two siblings, ages three and four, reportedly drowned in a shallow pond near their home in Southern California

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Two siblings, ages three and four, reportedly drowned in a shallow pond near their home in Southern California
Their mother reportedly began looking for the children after they didn't answer when they were called back for dinner

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Their mother reportedly began looking for the children after they didn’t answer when they were called back for dinnerPhoto credit: KTLA

The siblings were not breathing and were resuscitated before being flown to a nearby hospital, where they died later that night, it was reported fox 5.

Their mother had reportedly started looking for the children with the help of a neighbor after they failed to respond when called back for dinner.

“Keep an eye on your kids,” said Los Angeles Sheriff’s Lieutenant Charles Calderaro Fox11.

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“The pond was very shallow, but with children that young it can be a matter of seconds.”

The pond in question is reportedly 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 in either sibling.

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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.

An investigation is underway, but police say there is every indication "a tragic, accidental drowning."

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An investigation is ongoing but police say everything points to “a tragic, accidental drowning”.Photo credit: KTLA

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