TWO brothers were found dead in the swimming pool of their Florida apartment after they snuck out for a late night dip.
Ja’Kye Joseph, six and Branario Minto, five were pulled out of the water at around 9.30pm by distraught family but it was too late.
The tragedy happened at the family’s home at Silver Palms Apartment Complex in North Lauderdale, Florida, last Wednesday night.
Cops said that the desperate family performed CPR on the boys as they waited for emergency services to arrive.
The brothers were rushed to Northwest Medical Center where they were both pronounced dead.
I will always miss my babies. I’m sorry, Ja’Kye. I’m sorry, Branario.
Mum Wildine Joseph sobbed as she relieved the horrific incident, speaking to Local 10 she said: “I’m so sorry. If I was there I could have saved them on time.
“I will always miss my babies. I’m sorry, Ja’Kye. I’m sorry, Branario. They’re only 5 and they’re only 6.”
She said her sons were taking swimming lessons but only one of the boys had learned to swim on his own.
“He thought he could swim, but he could not swim,” she said.
She told reporters that her boys had climbed over the locked gate of the pool after they had got out of their apartment.
Police are investigating the drowning deaths and appealing for witnesses who may have seen the boys on their venture from their home to the pool.
Wildine has set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for her son’s funerals.