2 children, man drown in Hollywood pool, police say

Two children, ages 2 and 5, and a man drowned on Thursday at a house pool in Hollywood.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Hollywood officers are investigating the deaths of two children, ages 2 and 5, and a man on Thursday, according to the Hollywood Police Department.

Officers responded to a pool drowning shortly after 3:30 p.m., in the backyard of a house, along South Highland Drive near Adams Street, police said.

According to Deanna Bettineschi, a spokeswoman for the police department, officers performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation until paramedics arrived.

Fire Rescue personnel took the children and the man to Memorial Regional Hospital where doctors pronounced them dead.

Afternoon report

3 people rushed to hospital after report in Hollywood of near drowning.

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