Two 18-month old twins drowned in Arizona on Friday after an attacking bee caused the mother to let go of the stroller and wash away into a canal.
Police said Alexis Keslar was walking her two children along a canal in Yuma when she stopped to fend off a bee and the stroller rolled away into the nearby canal. Keslar tried to rescue her twins but was unable to reach them because of the water’s swift current and the canal’s steep walls.
After leaving the canal, Keslar called for help. Rescuers located the twins an hour later and were flown to a hospital where they were pronounced dead.
"No parent should ever have to lose a child, you know, let alone both of them at the same time,” family friend Marlene Gleim told NBC affiliate KYMA. “That’s what really, really is heartbreaking to me, because those little boys were, you know, meant so much to so many people.