07-18-2005, 01:26 AM #1
AL - Ashlyn Skinner, 5, & Bryson Skinner, 18 months, Hoover, July 2005
HOOVER, Ala. — Authorities recovered the bodies of two siblings Sunday who were inside their mother's car when the vehicle went off a highway and into a river.
Golfers at a nearby country club rescued the mother Saturday but could not find the children — 5-year-old Ashlyn Skinner and her 18-month-old brother, Bryson.
Search teams located the submerged BMW about 300 feet from where it went into the rain-swollen Cahaba River (search).
The children's bodies were found later in the day. Police declined to say whether they were in safety restraints inside the car.
The mother, Brandee Skinner, 30, was treated at a hospital for minor injuries and released.
Authorities said the cause of the accident remained under investigation.
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