Twin brothers die after being found in pool

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

EASLEY — Twin 3-year-old boys died over the weekend after being found at the bottom of a pool near Easley.

Anderson County deputy coroner Don McCown said the 911 call about a possible drowning came in around 2:20 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

Pelzer EMS, Piedmont EMS and the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the home on Pisgah Road near Easley.

McCown said Caleb and Ezekiel Marcengill were found in the pool by their 8-year-old sister.

“She had gone to get into the pool,” McCown said. “She had actually gotten the keys to the pool and was going to get in. She unlocked the gate and was standing on the deck when she spotted her brothers at the bottom of the pool.”

McCown said the investigation found that the boys had either climbed over the fence or went under the fence around the pool. He said he believed they went under the fence through a gap in the fencing.

The boys’ father and a friend removed them and began CPR until responders could arrive on the scene.

The twins were transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Caleb Marcengill was pronounced dead at 3:21 p.m. Saturday, McCown said. Ezekiel Marcengill was subsequently admitted to pediatric ICU in critical condition.

On Sunday, life support was withdrawn and Ezekiel was pronounced dead at 2:30 p.m., McCown said.

McCown ruled the deaths accidental due to drowning, saying there was no indication that the family had done anything wrong. The family is from Westminster and had gone over to a friend’s home for a get-together.

“It’s so sad,” McCown said.