Two Missouri children have died
after coming into contact with electricity while swimming at the
Lake of the Ozarks on the Fourth of July.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified them as
13-year-old Alexandra Anderson and her 8-year-old brother
Brayden, of Ashland.
Police say the children were swimming Wednesday near a
private dock when they were shocked by an "unknown source of
electricity" just after noon.
KOLR-TV reports several adults at the scene removed the
children from the water and performed CPR until medical crews
The children were taken to an area hospital, where doctors
pronounced them dead.
Highway Patrol spokesman Sergeant Paul Reinsch said it was
not clear whether the children died of electrocution or drowning
and that autopsies were planned for the morning.