Cop Hears Kids Screaming and Saves Them After Their Father Tries to Drown Them

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An officer who heard screams at a Connecticut beach in the wee hours of the morning took matters into his own hands and saved two toddlers.

The cop waded into the ocean to find a father trying to drown his two kids on purpose around 2:31 a.m. June 22, The Sacramento Bee reports.

The officer heard the screams of the kids, who were under age 3. The officer then called in help from the West Shore Fire Department and a fire boat. The dad was adamant about drowning his kids and ordered the officers to stay back.

In addition, the dad was about 300 feet offshore, according to police. The officer (whose name has not been identified) was able to get to the children and haul them back to safety. The children and father were not identified to protect the identity of the children.

The 41-year-old father from Queens New York was arrested by the West Haven Police Department, according to the release.

“Charges for this heinous act are pending,” police said.

According to the New Haven Register, the 41-year-old father may face two charges of attempted murder and two counts of risk of injury, Police Chief Joseph Perno said.

The children were taken to a hospital and were reportedly in critical condition but recovering.

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