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Neighbors mourn toddlers' death

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LAKELAND, FL (WFLA) - We now get to see the faces of two toddlers who died over the weekend after they were found floating in their grandparents' pool.

“It’s very disheartening," said Denis Degamon, who lives doors down from the house in the 7100 block of Morning Dove Circle, where the incident occurred Friday.

"It’s heartbreaking that something like that would happen. It only takes a few seconds to leave your kids unattended for something like that to occur."

Sheriff's deputies and paramedics responded to a call after family found the toddlers in the water. It is unclear how long the boys, who were cousins, had been missing.

The "dad was upstairs watching a movie, and mom was downstairs,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said.

Silas Lugo-Walsh, who was 18 months old, died at 11:03 p.m. Saturday. His cousin, Jayvien Watkins, 2, was pronounced dead at at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

Sunday afternoon, there were two teddy bears in front of the house on Morning Dove Circle, and family members had posted photos on Facebook.

“Right now I’m at a loss for words over the whole thing," Degamon said. "It’s very sad. Families they have to pay attention to what they’re doing, they really do.”

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