LUFKIN (AP) — One toddler has died while another survived after both were found in an East Texas swimming pool.

A spokeswoman at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston says 20-month-old Amarie Rodriguez died Sunday. Alex Loessin says 2-year-old Ayden Bentley was listed in good condition Monday.

The Angelina County Sheriff's Office says both children were discovered Saturday morning in a pool at a home in the Lufkin area.

Sheriff Greg Sanches says the youngsters apparently got out of the sight of their parents. Authorities aren't sure how long the two children were in the pool before the boy's father located the pair in the water. The toddlers were taken to a Lufkin hospital before being flown to Houston.

The sheriff's department didn't immediately provide further details Monday.


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