Twin brothers die after Port Charlotte swimming pool accident


Published: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 11:45 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 11:45 a.m.

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Authorities say a 13-month-old has died hours after his twin brother was pronounced dead following a swimming pool accident in Port Charlotte.

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office issued a statement saying Christian DeMello died Tuesday night at All children's Hospital in St. Petersburg. He had been flown to the hospital in critical condition after he and his brother, Joshua, fell into the family pool last Saturday. The boys were found by their mother lying face down.

Detectives with the sheriff's Major Crimes Unit are investigating. The Florida Department of Children and Families has been notified.

No further information has been released.

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