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2 children drown on West Point Lake

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TROUP COUNTY, GA (WTVM) -

Two children have died after drowning on West Point Lake Sunday afternoon. 

Sergeant Stewart Smith with the Troup County Sheriff's Office says two 12-year-olds were visiting West Point Lake for a family gathering before the drownings.

Deputies tell us that the children went under water around 4:30 p.m. and did not resurface. Family members attempted to rescue the children but could not find them. 

First responders later helped recover both bodies around 7:30 p.m. Sunday. 

The drowning victims were cousins and according to officials, and they were not wearing life jackets. 

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