Tragedy as two young boys found dead at lake with their 22-year-old sister

A family has been left devastated after three siblings tragically drowned in a lake on the same day.

Raven Powell, 22, was found dead only hours after younger brothers Mason Powell, 4, and Sawyer Powell, 3 were taken lifeless from Clarks Hill Lake, Georgia on Thursday (June 30).

The two boys were pulled from the water by bystanders, while police had to use sonar technology to locate Raven.

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A final video taken at the side of the lake reportedly showed them playing while wearing life jackets.

Investigators say they have not "have not ruled out foul play" as a cause in the three deaths.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) special agent Pat Morgan said to WRDW: “We have not ruled out anything at this point as the autopsy will hopefully provide us with more information as well as the interviews and other investigative leads we are following."

A heartbroken cousin told the local television station of her grief following the family's loss, saying: “There are no words to describe it other than horrible. It’s crazy how it happened within a blink of an eye”

“They were our world. They mean everything to us.”

Paying tribute she said Mason and Sawyer were "so happy" to go to the lake with their sister, and said she never saw the brothers "without a smile on their face unless they were hungry".

Back in the UK, a teenage boy has tragically lost his life last week after efforts to resuscitate him failed when he was rescued from a river.

The 13-year-old, who has not been named, had been reported missing at 4:45pm on Tuesday (June 22) prompting a major search and rescue operation.

The boy was found by emergency services at the River Taff in Whitchurch, Cardiff, an hour later. Police said a group of children had been reported playing in the water that afternoon, according to police.

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