Twin babies drown in swimming pool after grandma opens door
Twin babies drown in their backyard swimming pool Oklahoma State came home after their grandmother supposedly left the door open, NBC News report.
On March 16, Jenny Callazzo said she found 18-month-old twins Locklyn and Loreli Callazzo in the pool, according to Scott Douglas, chief of the Oklahoma City fire battalion.
Grandmother found twin babies drowned in backyard swimming pool after reportedly leaving the door open
Douglas said first responders discovered Locklyn and her twin sister Loreli at the bottom of the pool and immediately began to care for them, however their hearts had stopped and they were not and pulse.
“The mother explained that she was teaching an older child at home while the younger children were playing in the living room,” Douglas said. “The old lady left the back door open, leaving a way out to the swimming pool. The mother said the longest they could stay in the pool was 10 minutes.”
Gémeos de 3 anos morrem afogados numa piscina porque avó com Alzheimer’s can’t get the gate | Coimbra announcement – https://t.co/dxKDzxnCJ3 #NoticiasdeCoimbra Locklyn and Loreli Callazzo have known each other for 18 months and afogaram-se na piscina de casa depois da avó com Alz… pic.twitter.com/75rnzqfV3K
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The twins were taken to a nearby hospital, where they were pronounced dead, the newspaper reported.
Douglas went on to say that the family did not have a fence to block the pool, and added that there is an “open entrance” for toddlers to enter the pool.
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Authorities say swimming pools are not fenced, even though statewide law requires them
NBC News reports that in Oklahoma, residential swimming pools are required to be fenced around, at a minimum height of 4 feet, or 48 inches, along with self-closing safety gates.
Meanwhile, Captain Valerie Littlejohn of the Oklahoma City Police Department told the outlet that an investigation into the toddler’s death remains open.
The twins’ godmother, Dawn Lemon, describes the two as “inseparable” and do everything together.
The victims were taken to an area hospital but were later declared dead. The victims were 18-month-old twins, a boy and a girl.https://t.co/6OArKG50XD
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“They don’t want separate chairs. They want to sleep together. You never see one without the other,” Lemon said.
The girls are survived by four siblings, including a pair of 17-year-old twins.
A GoFundMe has been set up by Dawn Lemon, the girls’ godmother, has raised $14,243 out of a $15,000 goal. Those interested in donating to the fundraiser can do so This.
According to Centers for Disease Control and PreventionDrowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children aged one to four years old.
Up to 300 children under the age of 5 die in swimming pools each year, according to statistics Consumer Product Safety Commission.