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2 Texas Foster Children Who Drowned Could Not Swim

Updated: Tuesday, August 19 2014, 02:37 PM CDT

A review has found a 4-year-old boy and his 6-year-old sister who were in foster care and drowned at a Central Texas lake could not swim and did not wear life jackets.

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services reviewed the July 6 deaths at Lake Georgetown and found deficiencies in caregiver requirements.

Spokesman Patrick Crimmins said Tuesday that a letter went Aug. 14 to the foster child placement agency Providence Kids in Austin.

The letter says a caregiver wasn't aware that the children drowned until the victims were found by others. The siblings were in water 2-to-3 feet deep and were not wearing required life jackets.

A message left with Providence Kids, which was suspended for state placement of foster children following the deaths, wasn't immediately returned Tuesday.

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2 Texas Foster Children Who Drowned Could Not Swim


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