Monday 1 May 2017

Twin babies die after they were found floating in a pool

Charli and Robbi Manago Photo: GoFundMe
Charli and Robbi Manago Photo: GoFundMe
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

Twin babies died after their mum found them floating in a pool at their family home.

The twins aged 23-months-old from Sydney died just days apart, despite their mum's efforts to resuscitate them.

Charli and Robbi Manago were fighting for their lives after the incident on December 20.

They were both put on life machines but Charlie tragically passed away first at the hospital, followed by her brother Robbie just days later, according to The Weekend Australian.

The Managos, who have four other children, held a vigil in the hospital for the babies hoping for a Christmas miracle.

They said the babies were only out of their sights "for a minute".

The Our Lady of the Angels Primary School, where their siblings attend, issued a statement on the family's behalf.

The statement read: "Our community has shared, in a small way, the sadness and despair of the Manago family.

"Throughout this time, we have received many requests of ways to help and support them.

"The heartbroken parents Robert and Fleur Manago of Kellyville Ridge, have requested no flowers.

"Instead, they have asked for donations to be made to the Family Support Unit at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

"Thank you to everyone for your prayers and support in so many other ways during this time.

"We continue to pray for the Manago family for God to give them the faith to know that Charli and Robbie are always with them and the strength for their life to return to normal, especially Bryan, Antonia, Angelica and Trinity."

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