Young Brothers, 3 and 5, Drown in Neighbor's Pool: Police

Union Township Police said they received a 911 call at about 6:45 p.m. reporting a 3-year-old and a 5-year-old missing

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    Police believe the children who were reported missing climbed a fence to swim in their neighbor's pool in Union Township. An investigation is now underway. (Published Friday, Jun 29, 2012)

    The bodies of two young brothers reported missing Thursday evening were later found at the bottom of their neighbor's swimming pool, officials say. 

    Union Township Police said they received a 911 call at about 6:45 p.m. reporting the boys, 3 and 5, missing from their home on the 200 block of Amherst Avenue. 

    When officers responded to the home, they searched the yard and saw the children at the bottom of their neighbor's in-ground swimming pool, police said. 

    It appears the boys, identified as 3-year-old Kendall Francois and 5-year-old Kenely Francois, climbed the fence separating their yard from the one behind their home and ended up in the 8-foot-deep pool, police said. 

    The children were rushed to the hospital, where they were pronounced dead. 

    Grieving family and neighbors were seen gathering at their home late into the night. 

    "It's terrible," said neighbor Regina Summers. "As a mother, I don't know how you cope." 

    The county prosecutor is looking into how the boys managed to get away from their home and into their neighbor's pool. Investigators say the pool appeared to be legally fenced and that the owner of the pool did not appear to violate any zoning laws.

    The investigation is continuing. 

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