Two toddlers die after drowning incident

Lakeland, Florida - The two toddlers who nearly drowned in a backyard swimming pool have died after two days in the hospital.

18-month-old Silas Lugo-Walsh died at 11 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, while 2-year-old Jayvien Watkins passed away at 12:30 p.m. on May 11.

On Friday, the two children were found floating face down in a swimming pool at a home on Morning Dove Circle.

According to the sheriff's office, they were in the pool between 10 to 15 minutes before they were found by a parent who was inside the home.

Autopsies for both will be conducted and the investigation is ongoing.

10 News will continue to update this story.


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