Three children – who were aged 7 years old, 4 years old, and three months old – died after they were found unconscious on the shoreline in southern Brooklyn in the early hours of Monday, September 12, police said in a press conference.
The children’s 30-year-old mother, who was found “soaking wet” and barefoot on a boardwalk two miles away, was being questioned by police on Monday.
Footage captured by Elisa Smyth on Monday shows police officers and crime scene tape in the area where the children’s bodies were discovered.
NYPD Chief of Department Kenneth Corey said a family member called 911 at 1:40 am to tell police she was concerned the children’s mother may have harmed the three youngsters. Police went to the mother’s apartment and received no response.
Police found the mother on the boardwalk and later discovered her three children unresponsive at the water’s edge. Officers administered “life-saving measures, including CPR” and the kids were rushed to Coney Island Hospital, where they were pronounced dead.
The children’s mother remained in custody on Monday but had not been charged, police said. Police appealed for anyone with information about the incident to come forward. Credit: Elisa Smyth via Storyful