2 children drown on West Point Lake
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.