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Drownings claim 4 youngsters in 3 days

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Two young children died in separate drowning incidents, bringing to four the number of youngsters who have drowned in Oklahoma in the last three days.

6-year-old Tanyjah Hall died yesterday morning after being pulled from a pool at Enid's Splash Zone water park Thursday evening.

And Colby Weske, a 16-month-old toddler, died yesterday after being pulled from a private swimming pool in north Oklahoma City.

Also this week, 17-year-old Terence Collins of Coweta died Thursday, three days after he slipped underneath the waters of Lake Tenkiller while swimming near a buoy about 30 yards off shore, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

On Wednesday, the body of 17-year-old Leonardo Avila was pulled from Arcadia Lake after he jumped from an inflatable raft and drowned.

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