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Double drowning in Lake County

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A northern Michigan family is mourning the loss of two of their children after they drowned in a backyard pond.

The pond was a new addition to their backyard in Lake Township not too far from Baldwin in Lake County.

According to family, Jethro Troyer, 9, and Leander Troyer, 7, spent Thursday playing outside. When dinner time came, the parents called for the boys, but they didn't respond. After searching the farm, they looked in the pond and pulled both boys from the water.

The father thinks they were going after an inner tube that was in the pond at the time.

The family tried resuscitate the boys, but failed. When emergency crews arrived, they were pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the medical examiner, this has been ruled an accident.