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Two young girls die after being pulled from pond in Greenwood

Posted at 10:10 PM, Jun 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-22 12:03:24-04

GREENWOOD — Two juvenile girls died after being pulled from a pond Wednesday evening in Greenwood, according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

The Greenwood Fire Department and Indianapolis Fire Department responded to the retention pond in the 1200 block of Edgewater Drive around 8 p.m. That's in the Clearbrook subdivison off of Averitt Road, not far from Southwest Elementary School and Greenwood Community High School.

The call was dispatched after a report of multiple people in the water after being separated from their group and not resurfacing.

Both girls were taken to the local hospitals in critical condition. On Thursday morning, DNR said one girl died and the other was in critical condition. On Thursday night, DNR shared the second girl also died from her injuries.

They have been identified as Rosia Mang, 13, and Paw Lin, 11. The Marion County Coroner's Office says both girls died from drowning. One of the girls was a student at Greenwood Middle School.

DNR says the girls were found in approximately 15 feet of water.

According to GFD, within ten minutes, the first victim was pulled out of the water.

Ten minutes after that, another victim was pulled out of the water.

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the incident. Greenwood Police also assisted on scene.

WRTV Senior Digital Content Producer Andrew Smith and Real-Time Editor Michelle Kaufman contributed to this report.