A fifth child who was feared dead was found safe after his two friends drowned in freezing conditions while trying to evade the police.
The bodies of the two aboriginal teenagers were taken from the river this afternoon after they tried to escape from the police in Western Australia.
Two other boys who jumped into the river were arrested and taken into custody.
The search for the police has already concluded and the fifth child is with his family.
The bodies of two teenagers who had been trying to escape from the police were taken from a river in western Australia
The children were under 18 years old, but the police did not disclose more details at the request of their relatives.
The divers discovered the first body just after midnight Monday on the Swan River in Perth, after a chase that began at 3 p.m.
Police confirmed that a second body was found near 9:45 a.m. Tuesday.
Police said five children participated in the persecution on Monday afternoon and four went to the river.
Two teenagers were taken by the water police and detained on Monday afternoon.
Police Commissioner Chris Dawson said the incident was "nothing short of a tragedy" and will be treated as two "deaths in custody."
Police said five boys were involved in the persecution on Monday afternoon, and four went to the river
Mr. Dawson said the police will continue to search for the fifth child as long as they can.
We still do not know where that fifth guy is. We are hopeful that he did not enter the river, "said Dawson.
"The police did not physically come in contact with the two children who disappeared underwater in the middle of the river."
The officers spent most of Monday night and Tuesday morning patrolling the river amid fears that the children might have died.
Two teenagers were removed by the water police and detained on Monday afternoon and a fifth child has not yet been found
They responded to reports that a group of teenagers were jumping fences in Maylands, about 5 km northeast of downtown Perth on Monday afternoon.
Once they were alerted, the youths threw themselves into the water in an attempt to escape from the police officers.
A witness who saw the group running into the water told 9News that they heard a female voice screaming & # 39; I love you! I love you! & # 39; from one side of the river to the other.
The police are working to identify both dead teenagers and notify their relatives.
SES officers, officers from the felony division and the internal affairs unit also participated in the ongoing investigation.
A group of teenagers came across the Swan River in Perth (pictured) after officers were alerted that they were jumping nearby fences