DELRAY BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Two children apparently drowned Friday in a pool in Delray Beach, according to the Delray Beach Police Department.
Police say they were called to an area near Linton Boulevard and Congress Avenue to search for two missing children.
They say several hours later, a 6 and 10-year-old were found dead in a pool. They say the cause was an apparent drowning.
Police have not yet officially identified the children, but their families said they were Dairion Demesier, 6 and Jean Orilas, 10.
The Palm Beach County School District confirms grief counselors were sent to Orchard View Elementary School.
It released the following statement Monday afternoon:
"It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of two of our students. Grieving Counselors will provide comfort and support to our students and staff. As we move forward during this time of loss, we ask all media outlets and members of our community to please respect the needs of the school. By working together, we can help both children and adults cope with this tragedy and loss of life."
Police ask anyone with information to call them at 561-243-7832.