A girl and boy who drowned on Monday evening at Grand Beach were good friends from Winnipeg’s Filipino community.

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A girl and boy who drowned on Monday evening at Grand Beach were good friends from Winnipeg’s Filipino community.

They have been identified as Jhonalyn Javier, 11, and David Medina, 12.

FACEBOOK</p><p>David Medina, left, and Jhonalyn Javier.</p>

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David Medina, left, and Jhonalyn Javier.

The children drowned while swimming after a parent lost sight of them around 7:30 p.m., RCMP said Tuesday.

Searchers found them submerged in Lake Winnipeg and brought them to shore, and emergency workers tried resuscitating the children for 30 minutes.

"Let's extend our condolences, prayers and financial assistance to the bereaved families," said a posting on Facebook.