(NEW YORK) — The bodies of two young boys who were washed away by Sandy’s floodwaters as their horrified mother watched were found Thursday in a marshy area, according to police.
The 2-year-old and 4-year-old boys disappeared on the New York City borough of Staten Island Monday night when waves caused by storm surges crashed into the family’s SUV while they were driving, according to ABC News station WABC in New York.
The boys were pulled into powerful waters after their mom put them on the roof of her car when rushing waters caused the car to stall.
The search for the boys continued until their bodies were found at the end of a dead-end street.
The parents of the missing children were at the scene where the bodies were discovered, according to WABC.
Superstorm Sandy killed at least 80 people in the United States. The storm resulted in massive flooding, power outages and widespread destruction on the East Coast.
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Chuck Johnston, CNN Newswire
Ray Sanchez, CNN Newswire