Toddler Twins Die In Missouri Pond Accident

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In Kansas City, Mo., a 3-year-old girl and her twin brother died in a horrific accident in a Missouri pond. The twins apparently wandered from their home as their father slept, authorities said.

Platte County Undersheriff Maj. Erik Holland said that the twins, Arrabelle and Elijah Wagner were found this past Monday, in the private pond behind their home near Edgerton which is about 30 miles north of Kansas City.

When their father woke up and realized they were missing, he called 911 twice and so did frantic neighbors.

Arrabelle was the first one found. Someone was trying to revive her when emergency crews arrived. They then rushed her to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

People scoured the house thinking that Elijah might have gone inside to call for help. During this time divers searched the pond, where Elijah was eventually found, near a covered dock.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Holland said: “We don’t have anything at this point that leads us to believe that this was anything other than a tragic accident, but as with all deaths, we’re going to investigate it thoroughly,”

Investigators are talking with the children’s father and no information was immediately available about their mother.

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