- Associated Press - Sunday, May 8, 2016

LOCUST FORK, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say two girls drowned while swimming in Locust Fork River in north Alabama.

Blount County Sheriff’s Operations Officer Tim Kent tells local news media that the bodies of the two sisters were found Saturday afternoon. Kent says the girls, who were 11 and 13 years old, disappeared while swimming near Deans Ferry Road.

Kent says the father was with the two girls. Two adults who were in the same area tried to save them, but were unsuccessful.

Kent says autopsies will be performed due to the age of the girls.

Blount County Coroner John Mark Vaughn says the girls’ names won’t be released until he has a chance to speak to their parents.

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