Drownings Prompt Call for Hot Line Review

Two Los Angeles County officials Friday asked for a review of the operations of the child-abuse hot line in the wake of the drowning of 2 1/2-year-old twins in a swimming pool in Tujunga. The toddlers were found after a neighbor called the hot line earlier in the day.

Schuyler Sprowles, a spokesman for the Department of Children's Services, said his agency was correct in labeling the call a non-emergency.

"You look back on this situation with a lot of regret," he said. "Anyone in children's services looks at this situation as a tragedy that should not have occurred. But everything was carried out in a professional and uniform manner."

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