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Two Bradley County children were dying of hyperthermia as their family called for help

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BRADLEY COUNTY, TN. (Times Free Press) -- The grandfather's panicked voice cracks as he shouts into the phone. Both boys are red, and one is turning purple.

"My daughter's kids ... one of them's not breathing. She thinks he might already be dead!" he cries to the dispatcher.

The mother, heard in the background, is sobbing uncontrollably.

The jarring Bradley County 911 recording released Thursday captures the confusion and desperation in the minutes that Tasha Bates and her father, Mike Kile, try to revive 5-year-old Leland and 3-year-old River Bates on June 28.

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