Three-year-old twin boys died after they were found floating in their family’s backyard pool on Wednesday morning, according to a police report.
The Suffolk County Police said officers responded to the tragic incident in Long Island, New York, at about 8:40 a.m. after a woman called 911 reporting that she pulled her 3-year-old son, Nicholas Aurilia from her home’s pool and that he was not breathing.
Police said the mother performed CPR on him and also reported that his twin brother, Anthony, was missing.
According to the authorities, rescue personnel who rushed to the scene found the second 3-year-old in the pool.
Both boys were taken to a hospital, where they were pronounced dead.
It was also reported that the boys slipped out of their family home while their mother was asleep.
Their 5-year-old brother was inside the house at the time and the boys’ father had reportedly left for work, WABC said.
Lt. Kevin Beyrer of the Suffolk County Police Department said in a press conference that the deaths appeared “to be an accident,” adding that the backyard and pool appeared up to code.