Two brothers aged 13 and 15 were brough out, showing no signs of life, from a river in Tyssedal in Odda municipality on Saturday afternoon. The condition of both is critical, Haukeland University Hospital said.
The two brothers were going swimming in a natural pool at Tysse river in Odda municipality, operations manager Kjersti Eidsnes in West police said.
– The boys were found at the bottom of the water, and they were both unconscious. But the water is very cold and that can be an advantage, says Eidsnes.
Resuscitation attempts were made on site, before the brothers were sent to Haukeland University Hospital in a Sea King rescue helicopter. Relatives are notified, according to police.
The sequence of events is unclear, but police say that children on site observed the two boys and contacted adults, who in turn contacted the police.
According to BergensAvisen, the two brothers came from Iraq and arrived in Norway with the rest of their family last year.
The police was notified about the incident at 13.41. All emergency services turned out to the site.
Source NTB scanpix / Norway Today