Three young children were found unconscious on the shoreline in Brooklyn's Coney Island early in the morning on September 12th. They later died, reports NBC New York.
Their mother was found barefoot on the embankment two miles from the house. She is being interrogated, authorities said.
A worried family member called 911 around 01:40. He feared that the 30-year-old mother, who lives in an apartment on Neptune Avenue, could harm her three young children. This was announced by representatives of the New York police at a morning briefing. The police arrived at an apartment on Neptune Avenue indicated by a relative.
No one opened the door when they knocked, but it was not locked. The police were confronted in the building by a man who introduced himself as the father of one of three children. He expressed the same concerns as the 911 caller and told the police that, in his opinion, the mother and children were on the waterfront in Coney Island.
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A full-scale search began. The police combed the embankment, the beach, the streets and local hospitals.
About 90 minutes later, another 911 call came in about the case. And the police went to Brighton 6th Street and Riegelmann Quay. They found the mother in an anxious state. She was barefoot and soaked through. According to police, there was some kind of family with the woman, but not three children.
The search intensified. They called in aviation and port units, as well as reinforcements to comb the coastline. The children were found unconscious at the water's edge on 35th Street around 4:45 a.m., about three hours after the initial 911 call.
Efforts to save lives began. But in the hospital of Coney Island, the death of children - girls: 3-month-old and 4-year-old, as well as a 7-year-old boy.