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AFTON, Wis. — Two Beloit men are dead after they apparently drowned while swimming in a pond in a subdivision near Afton over the weekend, authorities said.

The Janesville Fire Department and town of Beloit police responded to witness reports of two men who "went underwater in distress" and never resurfaced while swimming Saturday afternoon at a spring-fed pond at a subdivision, according to the Rock County Sheriff's Office.

Rescuers pulled the two men from the pond and tried to resuscitate them, but they were pronounced dead at a hospital, The Janesville Gazette reported.

The men were 22 and 23 years old. Their names have not been released. It's unclear how long the men were underwater before rescuers found them.