NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police continued their investigation after a set of 13-year-old twin boys lost their lives in a tragic incident.
On Friday afternoon, a group of children played near an embankment at Arthur Woodard Park, located along the 1200 block of Northwest 99th Street.
According to police, one of the teens in the group fell in, and his twin brother jumped in after him.
The two teens have been identified by Miami-Dade Police as Andrew Paul and Alex Paul.
When rescue crews arrived, three divers worked for hours to locate both boys, but neither would survive.
The family of the twins mourned their loss and set up a memorial near the body of water, Saturday.
Miami-Dade County Schools confirmed that the boys were students enrolled in the county, Monday.
They said Andrew and Alex wanted to help people when they grew up. Their father, Joinel Louis, said one wanted to be a firefighter and the other a police officer.
Neighbors of the family comforted them as they mourned their tragic loss.
As the family continues to cope with the unimaginable loss, they want to help others by asking the city to block off the embankment, which ranges from 15 feet deep to 40 feet deep, so this does not happen to anyone else.
“I would like to help other kids lives, its a public place. They shouldn’t have all that water in that area without it being guarded,” said the boys father Joinel Louis.
Funeral arrangements are underway for the two young boys.
Police have not released any more details about the incident, as they continue their investigation.
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