RCMP investigating deaths of 2 toddlers on Samson Cree Nation

"Preliminary information reveals no indication of criminality in relation to this occurrence"



Maskwacis RCMP are investigating the deaths of two toddlers.

Officers were initially called to help find two missing children at 6:44 Tuesday evening.

“The children were subsequently located by the family in a body of water on the property belonging to the family, efforts were made to resuscitate the childen on scene before EMS arrived”  Maskwacis RCMP said in a news release on Wednesday.

The toddlers were transported to hospital where they were pronounced dead.

Police would not release the children's identities or ages, but confirmed the two were siblings.

Local officers are investigating the deaths with the help of the RCMP’s major crimes unit, however the RCMP statement said there is no sign the deaths were criminal in nature.

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