Search ends tragically for two young boys missing on Staten Island

Posted at 10:32 PM, Nov 01, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-01 22:32:57-04

STATEN ISLAND, NY (WCBS)–The search for two missing boys on Staten Island has ended tragically.

The NYPD spent more than two days searching a marshy area off Father Capodanno Boulevard.

The boys, 4 and 2, were with their mother trying to leave the area during the height of the storm Monday when their SUV hit a tree and stalled. Glenda Moore and her boys got out of the car and went to a nearby home looking for help.

Moore knocked on a man’s door for help but he said “no” and turned her away, Smith reported.

Moore was then clinging to life — hanging on to a railing — when a surge of water came up and took her 4-year-old son, Connor, and her 2-year-old son, Brandon, who came right out of her arms, Smith reported.

When the water receded, the boys were nowhere to be found.

Their bodies were found Thursday morning in a wooded marsh.

Moore was on the scene when police confirmed her worst fears, Smith reported.

Sandy has been blamed for at least 37 deaths in New York City.