2 children drown at Gaston County home, police say

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — Two children died after drowning at a home in Gaston County over the weekend, officials confirmed to Channel 9 on Monday.

According to the Gaston County Police Department, officers were called to a drowning Sunday morning. It happened on Ike Lynch Road, which is southwest of High Shoals.

GEMS told Channel 9 that the two children were believed to be under 10 years old.

The victims haven’t been identified yet, but Parkwood Baptist Church is raising money for the family of the victims. You can donate at this link, then choose the “Crisis Assistance Fund-Elders.” The church says that money will go directly to help the family.

According to GCPD, investigators are consulting with the district attorney’s office, but at this time, foul play isn’t suspected.

Channel 9 is working on getting more information, check back for updates.

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