Deputies asking for witnesses to come forward in death of children at Kings River

A four-year-old boy and his eight-year-old sister were swept down the Kings River near Pine Flat Dam on Sunday.

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Deputies asking for witnesses to come forward in death of children at Kings River
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The Fresno County Sheriff's Office is asking witnesses to come forward to the drowning of two young children.

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Fresno County Sheriff's Office is asking witnesses to come forward to the drowning of two young children.

A four-year-old boy and his eight-year-old sister were swept down the Kings River near Pine Flat Dam on Sunday.

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Crews later recovered their bodies.

Deputies say a few groups of people were in the area where the children entered the water.

Investigators want to speak with anyone who was at the river between 1 pm and 2 pm that Sunday.

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If you witnessed anything, you're urged to contact the Fresno County Sheriff's Office.