AUBURN, Calif. (CBS/AP) — Authorities say two small boys, ages five and three, drowned after the child-sized all-terrain vehicle they were riding crashed into a pond in rural Placer County.
The California Highway Patrol says the boys died Sunday despite lifesaving efforts by a father who jumped into the water and pulled both children ashore.
CHP Officer David Martinez said Monday the agency’s investigation has focused on how the boys ended up in the pond and to what extent they were being supervised by the adults while riding. The Sacramento Bee reports the incident on private property near Auburn is being listed as an accident and nobody has been cited or arrested.
Investigators say the five-year-old was driving the 50cc ATV, and the younger boy, a friend, was on the back.
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