3 children dead after drowning incident at Coney Island beach, mother in custody

By | September 12, 2022

Three children have died after being found unconscious on the Coney Island beach early Monday morning. 

The children — a baby under the age of one, a 4-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy — were rushed to the hospital by emergency medical services workers, but it was too late to save them.

A 30-year-old woman believed to be the mother of the children was taken into custody, FOX 5 New York reports. She was reportedly found wandering the beach prior to officers with the New York Police Department questioning her. 

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The baby was 3 months old, according to a tweet by a local reporter. That reporter also says the incident happened at 3 a.m., and noted that the mother was “emotionally disturbed.”

This is a breaking story and will be updated as events warrant.