- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. (AP) - The drowning deaths of two small children in a swimming pool at a home in Marlboro County have been ruled an accident.

Marlboro County Coroner Tim Brown tells local media that 2-year-old Kenlee E. Higgins and her 1-year-old sister, Devyn S. Higgins, drowned in a swimming pool Friday morning at a home near Bennettsville.

Both children were pronounced dead at Chesterfield General Hospital.

The State Law Enforcement Division is working with Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office in the ongoing investigation into the incident.

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