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2 Boys Drown In Florida Apartment Swimming Pool

The older child has recently been learning to swim.

NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Two brothers drowned in the pool of an apartment complex in Broward County.

The children were found face down Wednesday night in North Lauderdale. According to CBS Miami, they have been identified as Branario Joseph, 5, and Jakye Joseph, 6.

CBS Miami says their mom broke down crying by the pool Thursday morning, saying, “I’m sorry, I was sleeping and didn’t get there fast enough!” 

According to the mom, the last thing she remembered was the boys playing outside -- with the pool locked, CBS Miami reports. She reportedly believes they may have jumped the gate.

The local news station says the mother pulled one of her kids from the water, while the father attempted CPR. The children were rushed to the hospital, but they were pronounced dead.

Related: Her son drowned and now she's fighting to change state law

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