2 young boys die after falling into river near Loveland

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LYONS, Colo. (AP) Two young brothers have died after falling into a fast-moving river in Colorado.

The Larimer County Sheriff's office says the boys were recovered unresponsive after going into the Little Thompson River Sunday afternoon and couldn't be revived.

Lt. Bobby Moll says the deaths occurred near Pinewood Springs, about 10 miles southwest of Loveland.

No ages were given, but neighbors told the Denver Post that the brothers were 6 and 9.

The paper said they were with other children when they somehow fell in. No other information was available on how the tragedy occurred.

Moll says the children's identities and cause of death will be released later.

Several emergency agencies rushed to the site after they fell into the waters, which was described as cold from melting snow.

The Post says the stretch of river is known for high-risk swimming.