Three-year-old twin boys died after drowning in their backyard pool on Long Island this morning, police said. She then performed CPR on him, saying that his twin brother was missing. That's when she ran outside, administered CPR and called 911, WABC said.
The second child was found in the pool when rescue personnel responded to the scene, police told WABC-TV in NY.
Sue's friend Eboni Huggins told the New York Post the twins were her "miracle babies" since she had a string of troubled pregnancies.
"She had a bit of a tough time, some women have tough times, so all three of her children are miracle children".
When paramedics responded to the scene on Holly Court in Melville, four firefighters waded into the outdoor pool and located Anthony at the bottom, Assistant Chief David Kaplan toldNewsday.
The mother said her 3-year-old son was pulled from her pool and wasn't breathing.
Arriving medics and police officers jumped into the pool - which was "murky" and hard to navigate - and retrieved the other boy from the bottom, reported local TV station News 12 Long Island.
Both children, identified as Nicholas and Anthony Aurilia, were pronounced dead at Plainview Hospital.
Lt. Kevin Beyrer said in a press conference that the deaths appeared "to be an accident", adding that the backyard and pool appeared up to code.
Neighbors said the family where the twins were found had just recently moved to the area. The father had already left the house. I am so flabbergasted, it's very shocking, they were just really loving.
"I can't take their pain away", she said, adding she has twin grandsons.
Personnel from the Town of Huntington have been dispatched to check the property and pool for violations.