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.