Loved Ones Remember Father, Kids Who Drowned in Hollywood Pool

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A family is still coming to grips with an unimaginable tragedy that a father and his two kids accidentally drowned in their backyard pool.

Family members say Jean Wesley Fontus, 41, his 5-year-old daughter Emmie, and 2-year-old son Tyler died Thursday after they were found unresponsive at their Hollywood home.

"They had so much life, so much energy," said Chanessa Ware, a family friend.

Emmie had an infectious smile, Tyler was playful, and Wes loved to see his kids enjoy life, Ware recalled.

"Just dedicated to his family — he loved them," Ware said.

A family is in mourning after a father and his two young children drown in a pool at their Hollywood home.

Police say they received a frantic 911 call from the mother Thursday after she found her husband and two kids unresponsive in the pool.

"It’s a tragedy nobody should have to go through," said neighbor Shelli Mihalko.

It’s the second incident in South Florida involving children who died in accidental drowning within days.

A 4-year-old with special needs drowned in a canal over the weekend after he walked out the front door of his home in Homestead and disappeared.

Last year, nearly 100 children died from drowning in Florida.

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