Two brothers, aged 2 and 4, were swept away as Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the Upper East Side.
Two young brothers from New York City were swept away by the strong currents brought to land by Superstorm Sandy and were later found dead. According to reports, both these young boys were with their mother in their SUV when the strong currents came and swept them away. The mother, Glenda Moore, tried her best to save her sons—Brandon, 2, and Connor, 4—but all her efforts went in vain.
Moore was on her way to her sister's house to save herself and her children from Sandy when her SUV got stuck in the deluge on Staten Island. The water came with a wave and swept the boys away.
The boys' bodies were found in a marsh on Thursday, after days of searching for them.
Special police divers and sniffer dogs were employed to look for them.
"Terrible, absolutely terrible," Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said, according to a report by msn.com. "It just compounds all the tragic aspects of this horrific event."
According to police reports, Glenda Moore, 39, was on her way to Brooklyn when the car got stuck at Staten Island at 6:10 p.m. on Monday. When the cascading water rose up on Moore and her children, the mother held on to her children. However, as the water rose she lost grip of her boys and they were eventually swept away. According to police reports, the mother "was totally, completely distraught. She started looking for them herself, asking people to help her look."
Glenda started running around in panic and even climbed fences and went door to door looking for her boys. She tried to look for help, but most of the people in that area had left their homes in anticipation of Sandy.
Glenda was eventually able to stop an emergency vehicle at 7:30 a.m. the next day and on the same day, authorities began their search. After three days of search, the boys' bodies were found at the end of a narrow dead-end street. Both the bodies were lying about 100 feet from each other.
When the media called Damian Moore, the boys' father, on his cell phone, he said he had no comment about the tragedy.