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Associated Press - July 24, 2010 7:44 PM ET

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Mourners gathered in Kansas City for the funeral of 2 Kansas City boys who drowned at an Iowa pool.

Fourteen-year-old Gael Paulette, also known as Gael Chrispin, and 15-year-old Nehmson Sanon drowned at the Pella Aquatic Center in Iowa on July 14. The boys had been attending a camp in Pella organized by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

The Kansas City-based organization says the boys and other campers were spending the evening at the pool.

Saturday's funeral service at Kansas City's First International Baptist Church was conducted in English and French. The Kansas City Star reports that teens were remembered as young men who were driven by their Christian faith.

The president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes attended the service.

Nehmson was buried Saturday at Brooking Cemetery. Gael will be buried in Haiti.

Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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