A young person’s death is incomparably devastating. This family suffered immense heartache when a simple error resulted in them having to pay a heavy price. For more on this tragic event, continue reading.
After their great-grandmother, who has Alzheimer’s, reportedly left the door open, twin toddlers, a boy and a girl, 18 months old, drowned in the family pool at their house.
The 18-month-old twins Locklyn and Loreli were discovered by their mother, Jenny Callazzo, at the bottom of a murky pool on their property. The family makes their home near Oklahoma City.
The twins’ mother discovered them both unconscious. Both kids had been pronounced dead two hours after they had been discovered. Mother-of-two Callazzo operates a store while staying at home.
She shares a $565,000 house with other family members where her children drowned. Her six children, her six children’s grandma, and her husband Sonny make up her family. Her husband is a marketing executive who is 42 years old.
A relative claimed that the rear door to the house was left open, and Callazzo’s grandma has dementia. The twin toddlers were sneaking away when they noticed the door was open.
Police are looking into the matter, but they don’t think any malice was involved in these unfortunate young deaths.
According to local journalists who captured aerial photos of the house, the twins’ alleged drowning place was a dark pool covered in green algae. A few days before the terrible incident, Callazzo, 37, shared a picture of her kids playing outside on Facebook with the message “just want to play outside.”
As emergency personnel worked to rescue her children, neighbors remember the terrifying moment they saw the distressed mother in the back of an EMS van.
A GoFundMe account has been created to assist the family with the costs related to medical bills and funeral expenditures.
“These beautiful babies were taken from us too soon. Anything you can give to help with expenses would be greatly appreciated. We appreciate everyone’s love and support,” the description for the GoFundMe page said.
Laura Gamino, injury prevention coordinator for trauma at OU Health, hopes parents know how hazardous water may be for young children.
“Anything can happen in an instant,” she warned.
“Children are attracted to water, and toddlers won’t have the skills to help themselves get out of water. Drowning is very sudden, and it’s very silent,” she warned.
“Sometimes people have an idea that a child will have trouble in the water and be screaming, but they can’t because their mouth is full of water. So it’s very silent, which is one of the scariest things about it.”
Gamino advises parents and pool owners to erect gates and fences around their pools at least four feet high to prevent young children from opening them.
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