Double drowning ruled accidental

Photos of Kaleb Lampton and Korbin Foster provided by WSBT-TV

WARSAW. Ind. (WANE)  Grief counselors are on hand at Warsaw Community High School Monday for students and staff as they deal with the deaths of two students who drowned over the weekend at a private pond.

The bodies of Korbin Foster and Kaleb Lampkin, both 17, were pulled from the pond early Saturday afternoon according to the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department.

Autopsies were performed Sunday and the Kosciusko County Coroner’s Office has ruled both deaths as accidental drownings. Toxicology tests have not yet been completed.

Deputies and the department’s dive team responded at 1:59 p.m. after receiving a 911 call about a possible drowning at a home located at 2028 S. Maple Run. Before officers arrived they were notified that one drowning victim had been pulled from the pond located on the property.

Shortly after the Kosciusko County Dive Team arrived, a second body was found and pulled from the pond. Kosciusko County Coroner Michael Wilson identified the victims as Foster and Lampkin.

Scene of double drowning in Kosciusko County.
Scene of double drowning in Kosciusko County.

Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Detectives had been called to the same home Friday evening at 1:41 a.m. in regards to two missing juveniles, who turned out to be Foster and Lampkin. At that time, deputies were advised that there had been a sleepover of teenage boys celebrating the recent birthday of Lampkin. One of the teenagers at the party was acting strangely and appeared to have ingested drugs, so he was taken to Kosciusko Community Hospital for treatment.

During the initial investigation, officers searched the neighborhood, but were later told that the two missing teenagers, Foster and Lampkin, had possibly left the party and travelled into Warsaw.

The investigation is ongoing.

Meanwhile, Warsaw Community Schools issued the following press release on Sunday. Both victims were juniors at Warsaw Community High School.

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