Two girls dead after vanishing in Indianapolis area pond

GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) - Two girls pulled from a suburban Indianapolis retention pond have died after the pair vanished while playing in the water with others, officials said Thursday.

Both of the juveniles have died, state conservation officers said after announcing earlier Thursday that one was hospitalized in critical condition at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis

Officers said the girls became separated Wednesday night from a group that was playing in the pond at the Clear Brook Subdivision in Greenwood and then failed to resurface.

Greenwood police officers and firefighters found the youths in about 15 feet (4.6 meters) of water shortly after 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday in the Johnson County city just south of Indianapolis. Both were taken to a hospital in critical condition.

An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday on the first girl who died, conservation officers said. It wasn't clear whether an autopsy would be performed on the second girl who died.

The names and ages of the two girls have not been released by authorities.

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