Young Brothers Fall Into River, Drown on Mother's Day

Boys, 7 and 10, were swept away in Colorado
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 9, 2016 4:35 PM CDT
Young Brothers Fall Into River, Drown on Mother's Day
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Two young brothers died after falling into a fast-moving river in Colorado on Mother's Day, the AP reports. The Larimer County coroner identified the boys Monday as 7-year-old Daniel Foreman and 10-year-old Paul Foreman of Lyons, and said that both drowned in the Little Thompson River Sunday afternoon. Their deaths were ruled accidental. Several emergency agencies rushed to the site after they fell into the waters near Pinewood Springs, which were cold from melting snow. The sheriff's office said the boys were unresponsive when they were pulled out of the water.

The Denver Post reports the boys were with other children when they somehow fell in, and notes that the brothers lived in a home just a few hundred yards from the river. The boys' grandfather tells the Denver Channel the boys' father also went into the water and was nearly unable to get out. The area, lined with granite rocks, is a popular swimming spot but signs warn people to enter at their own risk. (More drowning stories.)

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