Three children died Monday morning after becoming unresponsive on the Coney Island shoreline, police said.
Police questioned a 30-year-old woman, believed to be their mother, after she was found without the children and “wet” Monday after a nighttime search, NYPD chief of division Kenneth Corey said.
The bodies of the children – a 7-year-old boy, a 4-year-old girl and a 3-month-old girl – were discovered in the surf after a three-hour search that began when a family member called 911 to report. she was concerned that the mother would have harmed her three children.
Police arrived at the woman’s apartment at 1:40 a.m. and found the children’s father, who told officers he was also concerned about the children’s safety and that he believed she was on the Coney Island boardwalk with them. was, Corey said.
Officers searched the Coney Island beach, boardwalk and nearby streets for 90 minutes before discovering the woman, who was barefoot and wet. She was with relatives, but not with her children. She did not respond to questions from the police.
A search continued until officers discovered the three children shortly after 4:30 a.m., 2 miles down the boardwalk from where they found the mother and three blocks from her apartment building.
Officers tried to resuscitate the children with CPR, but they were pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police have not released the identity of the mother or the children and have not yet decided whether she could face criminal charges. “There is no indication of a history of abuse or neglect from these children,” Corey said.
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