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Nash twins home safe after drowning scare

Joshua and Jacob Hickson were both at home Wednesday.

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ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. — A Nash County mother and father had a happy reunion Wednesday with their 3-year-old twins following a terrifying weekend experience.

Tracey and Tony Hickson were moving into their house near Rocky Mount on Sunday when their boys slipped away and nearly drowned in a backyard swimming pool that they had been unable to reach before. The family had not had a chance to childproof their pool.

Authorities said that their mother's quick thinking helped save the boys' lives.

Joshua and Jacob Hickson were treated at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Joshua returned home Tuesday, and the hospital released Jacob on Wednesday.

"It's like a dream," Tracey Hickson said. "I can't believe God spared their lives."

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Renee Chou, Reporter
Anthony Shepherd, Photographer

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