Brothers, ages 4 and 9, drown in pond

Posted at 9:32 AM, Dec 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-08 11:32:37-05

Authorities have released the names of two boys who drowned after they fell through the ice on a pond in southern Colorado.

The Las Animas County Sheriff's Office said 9-year-old Jorge Garcia-Pancho and 4-year-old Orlando Garcia-Pancho fell through the ice Friday afternoon. Medical crews pulled the brothers from the pond, and doctors worked for several hours to try to save them.

The boy's parents told KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs that the boys were home alone when it happened. The child's father said he was working at the nearby sawmill and by the time he got to the pond, it was too late.

The pond is on the Robinson Sawmill property in Weston, which is about 20 minutes west of Trinidad.