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Twin boys, age 3, drown in backyard pool on Long Island

Posted at 12:15 PM, Jul 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-27 04:55:27-04

MELVILLE, Long Island — Twin toddlers died Wednesday when they drowned in their backyard pool on Long Island, police in Suffolk County said.

A 911 call came in about 8:40 a.m. from a home on Holly Court in Melville, police said. The 3-year-old boys were found in the family's pool, which chopper footage shows was filled with murky green water.

The boys' mother called police to say she found her son Nicholas Aurilia in the home's inground pool. She pulled her child from the water to find that he wasn't breathing.

The mother began CPR on Nicholas while telling 911 that the boy's twin brother was missing, police said. Officers responded to find the second child in the pool.

Both toddlers were taken to a hospital where they were pronounced dead, police said.

The boys' deaths appear, at present, to be an accident, police said. Detectives with the department's homicide squad are investigating.

The Town of Huntington will assess whether the pool violated any town regulations, but it appears the property was in compliance, police said.

The house was sold last month, according to online real estate aggregators.