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UPDATE: Two Young Children who Drowned in Lake Georgetown Originally from Waco

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(KCEN) -- UPDATE:   A 4-year-old girl and her 6-year-old brother that drowned in Lake Georgetown Sunday night were foster children originally from Waco.

The Dept. of Family and Protective Services says the children had been placed under foster care in an Austin-based child-placing agency called Providence Kids. The children were placed in a Cedar Park foster home in Aug. of last year.  

The siblings were with their foster parents at the time of the drowning.

The Dept. of Family and Protective Services have suspended foster placements by the Providence Kids agency pending further DFPS investigation. The agency has 29 foster children in eight homes in Williamson, Travis, Bell, Lee and Hays counties. 

Child Protective Services will visit each child in foster homes individually.

The agency and its affiliate Providence Service Corporation of Texas have also been directed to immediately provide all foster parents and other providers with water and heat-related safety information.

The children that drowned have other siblings in the Cedar Park foster home. Their one-year-old sister and 22-month-old brother were also placed there earlier this year. 

 The foster home is closed pending investigation.

Georgetown Police are continuing to investigate the drowning incident.


(KCEN) -- A 4-year old girl and her 6-year old brother drowned Sunday night in Lake Georgetown.

Georgetown police say the children went missing while playing in the water near Russell Park.

The girl was believed to have been under water for approximately 5 minutes and the boy -- for approximately fifteen minutes.

Emergency workers continued CPR until helicopter help arrived.

Family members were there with the kids.

The investigation into their deaths is on-going.


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