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3-year-old twins drown in Anderson Co. pool

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Deputies are investigating after two young children fell into a pool on Saturday. (FOX Carolina/June 18, 2016) Deputies are investigating after two young children fell into a pool on Saturday. (FOX Carolina/June 18, 2016)
Deputies are investigating after two young children fell into a pool on Saturday. (FOX Carolina/June 18, 2016) Deputies are investigating after two young children fell into a pool on Saturday. (FOX Carolina/June 18, 2016)
EASLEY, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Anderson County Sheriff's Office was investigating after two young children fell into a swimming pool Saturday afternoon.

Deputies said they were called to a home on Pisgah Road in Easley around 2:25 p.m.

According to deputies, two three-year-old boys were transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital where one child was pronounced dead.

Coroner Don McCown identified the victim as Caleb Marcengill.

McCown said his twin brother, Ezekiel, was in critical condition and died Sunday afternoon.

According to McCown, the family was attending a cookout when the twins crawled under a fence to access the pool. He believes the boys were under water for about 15 minutes before being found.

The drowning has been ruled accidental.

A GoFundMe page has been setup for the family who is facing medical and burial costs. Click here to donate to that page. The family's church, United Assembly of God in Seneca, said they were organizing a meal train for the family. 

"Moments like these - they can rally us," said the family's pastor Stephen Stover. "They can bring us together and as a family we can just support one another and care for one another."

Oconee Co. EMS officials said the tragedy serves as a devastating reminder to remain extra vigilant during the summer months around water. EMS Manager Scott Krein said there are some tips many people don't think about. 

"Taking toys away from the pool and out of the pool because kids want to play with that toy," he said, adding toys can attract children to the water. "Make sure that not only do you have an enclosure, but that it's secure."

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