Twin toddlers die in backyard swimming pool


"She has such difficulty with pregnancies so having three of them was just a super blessing, I can not even believe this is happening to her", Eboni Huggins told the NY Post.

Three-year-old twin boys have drowned in the family's backyard pool. She looked out a window and saw one boy floating in the in-ground pool.

The twin boys were later transported to a local hospital, but could not be saved.

Chopper footage shows that the pool, which was allegedly to closed for the season, was full of murky green water at the time of the incident.

Both lads were rushed in critical condition to Plainview Hospital, where they both died a short time later.

"Our emergency department staff worked feverishly in hopes of a different outcome, sadly it was not to be", hospital spokeswoman Andrea Mineo said.

Family members could not be reached for comment.

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It is not known how the boys got out of the house.

The 5-year-old child was not harmed.

"It's heartbreaking. I have two grandkids - one is a 3-year-old and one is turning seven, and I have a pool too, but we didn't open the pool for the last two years", Yoram Amiran said.

Police called the twins' deaths an accident, and the backyard pool passed an inspection in mid-May, according to town officials.

Huntington Town spokesman A.J. Carter said Wednesday that the pool "met all code requirements" based on an inspection done on May 11. It is unclear if the alarms went off, but the property had been inspected as of June 23.

The family moved to Melville from an apartment building in Flushing, Queens. She reportedly began looking for them when she did not find them in their bedrooms in the morning. "I don't know what else to say I'm just blown away", she said. "I have a son".