The children, aged three months, four years and seven years, were found lifeless on a beach on Coney Island in New York and pronounced dead in hospital.
The tragedy that occurred on Coney Island in Brooklyn in New York City on Monday night is reported by many American media.
–At about 4:42 a.m., officers found three children at the water’s edge: a seven-year-old boy, a four-year-old girl, and a girl about three and a half months old, NYPD Chief Kenneth Corey says, according to CBS New York.
to me NBC News Officers who found the children performed life-saving first aid before transporting the children to Coney Island Hospital. There they announced their death.
More emergency calls
Corey told a news conference that police first received an emergency call at about 01.40 on Monday night from a concerned family member.
– The caller indicated that she was concerned that her relative might have harmed her three young children, according to Corey CBS.
Police then traveled to an address on Coney Island where a man believed to be the children’s father expressed the same concern and said the woman and children could be on the nearby walkway.
Search on land and in water
to me AP A great search has begun. The woman was found drowned and barefoot after the police received a new emergency call around 03. The children were not with her at the time, and the search was escalated further.
Police do not know if the mother got wet from the rain or after she was in the water.
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Both helicopters and water crews took part in the search, and the children were found only three blocks from the woman’s home. The police chief said attempts to revive the three at a nearby hospital were unsuccessful.
open an investigation
The mother, a woman in her 30s, has yet to explain herself. According to the Associated Press, police suspect she may be behind the drowning. CNN He writes that the police maintain that the investigation is ongoing and so far fully open.
– We do not know exactly what happened here, he says at the press conference, according to CNN, and confirms that everything is preliminary information.
So far, it has not been decided whether the mother will be charged. According to the police chief, child abuse or abuse by the woman had not been previously reported.
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