Last week in Oklahoma City, a tragic accident occurred when 18-month-old twin toddlers, Locklyn and Loreli, drowned in their family’s swimming pool. The children’s great-grandmother, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, accidentally left a back door open, enabling the twins to access the pool.
By the time their mother, Jenny Callazzo, discovered them in the cloudy water, they were unconscious. The toddlers were pronounced dead two hours later.
Callazzo, a stay-at-home mother and boutique owner, shares the $565,000 property with her husband, Sonny, a 42-year-old marketing executive, her grandmother, and their six children. It is believed that the twins slipped out of the house and into the algae-covered pool after the great-grandmother inadvertently left the door open.
While police are investigating the incident, they do not suspect any foul play. In response to the tragedy, a GoFundMe campaign has been established to assist the family with expenses.
Laura Gamino, Injury Prevention Coordinator for Trauma at OU Health, emphasized the importance of pool safety and vigilance, especially for families with young children. She warned that accidents can happen in an instant, noting that toddlers are naturally attracted to water but lack the necessary skills to save themselves in such situations.
Gamino explained that drowning is a silent and sudden event, contrary to the common belief that a child in distress will scream for help. She stressed that a child’s mouth would be full of water, making any noise impossible.