Sat. Dec 3rd, 2022

Three children in New have died after they were found unconscious on a Coney Island beach Monday morning – and their mother is now being questioned by police in what could be an attempted drowning.

Officers first received a phone call around 1:40 a.m. from a concerned family member that someone may have harmed three small children.

When officers arrived at the home on Neptune Avenue a man who identified himself as the father of the three children answered the door and told police he believed the mother was with the children on the boardwalk.

Police then began to canvas the boardwalk and surrounding area for any sign of the mother or children.

That’s when they received a second phone call from family members who were with the mother on the boardwalk.

The 30-year-old woman was “soaking wet” and barefoot and would not communicate with officers, according to NYPD officials.

She was taken to the hospital for evaluation and is currently at the 60th Precinct where officers are questioning her.

At 4:42 a.m. officers found a 7-year-old boy, 4-year-old girl, and 3-and-a-half-year-old baby girl unconscious on the shoreline near West 35th Street, about two miles from where their mother was found on the boardwalk.

They were rushed to Coney Island Hospital, where all three were pronounced dead.

Investigators are now questioning the mother in what is being investigated as a triple drowning.

Family members initially called 911 because the mother had made statements that concerned them for the safety of the children.

There’s no indication that there was a prior history of abuse or neglect, according to police.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen the mother and children at anytime last night or early this morning to call.

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By Buffy Gunner

Independent Journalist + Business Owner | Lover of all things true crime. Mantra: Only YOU can be YOU. | Los Angeles Born | buffygunner@illicitdeeds.com