A terribly tragic incident happened near Tickfaw, Louisiana on Saturday, April 29th when two brothers drowned in a neighborhood pond.

According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, the incident happened on the Deer Lakes Trail around 12:30 pm. Two young boys, one 6 years old and the other 9 years old, were walking near the pond when they both ended up drowning in the water.

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The identities of the children have not been released to the public at this time.

Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard released the following statement regarding the drowning:

It is with great sadness that I confirm the deaths of two siblings – a 9-year-old & a 6-year-old. We are not identifying the juveniles at this time. What we can tell you is that the brothers were seen walking near the neighborhood pond. It is unclear how or why they ended up in the water. But, once in the water, they did not immediately resurface. Thankful for the men and women of so many partner agencies who worked tirelessly alongside the LPSO in an effort to provide aid to the brothers. Please keep this family in your thoughts & prayers.

 

A witness who lives near the pond said it is considered very dangerous with no fencing. They also claim it is home to water moccasins, snapping turtles, and catfish.

The property's landlord has allegedly been notified of this but has refused to make any changes.

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