3-year-old twins die in Long Island pool accident

Authorities said 3-year-old twin brothers have died after they were pulled from a backyard swimming pool on Long Island.

It happened about 8:40 a.m. Wednesday morning in Melville.

Suffolk County Police Detective Lt. Kevin Beyrer said the mother, who had just awakened, looked out the window and saw one of the boys floating in the pool.

She ran outside and pulled her son Nicholas Aurilia from the pool. He was not breathing and the administered CPR while calling 911 on a speaker phone.

She told rescuers that she didn't know where the other boy was.

When police and rescue personnel arrived, they located the boy’s twin, Anthony, in the pool.

The boys were rushed to Plainview Hospital by Melville Volunteer Fire Department, but could not be saved.

Spokeswoman Andrea Mineo says the hospital "worked feverishly for a different outcome."

An autopsy will be performed by the Nassau County Medical Examiner.
Personnel from the Town of Huntington were notified to determine compliance with town regulations regarding the pool.

With the Associated Press