Two children die in awful tragedy witnessed by distraught mum

Two children in California were killed at a family gathering after getting swept away by the Kings River.

The children, only identified as an eight-year-old girl and a four-year-old boy, followed their mother into the river on Sunday afternoon, who was trying to swim to a specific rock to climb on.

According to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, neither child was wearing a life jacket.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene around 2.00pm near the Pine Flat Dam in Sanger, California.

Search and rescue crews used boats, drones, and a helicopter to comb the area south of the dam. They quickly located the girl’s body less than an hour after the search began.

The boy remained missing for another day as crews desperately searched for any sign of the four-year-old. His body was eventually found about 1.75 miles downriver from the spot he swept away from.

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