Two young boys drown at private pond in Franklin County

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. -  Two young boys are dead after drowning in a private pond in Franklin County Sunday.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the two boys had been riding their bikes and did not return back to their home as instructed.

A family member reportedly found the 8-year-old floating in the private pond in the 400 block of Walls Ford Road.

First responders were called and divers then found the 7-year-old boy inside the pond as well.

Both boys were taken to the hospital where they later died.

The boys’ identities have not been released.

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