Haifa: Woman allegedly tries to drown self, 2 kids

Municipality security guards see mother entering sea full clothed with children, pull the three out of the water; police investigating.

July 25, 2012 01:21
An Israeli beach [illustrative photo]

Beach coast sea water sand 370. (photo credit: Thinkstock/Imagebank)

A Nazareth resident allegedly attempted to drown herself and her two young children at a Haifa beach on Tuesday.

Haifa Municipality security guards on a routine patrol of the area saw the woman entering the sea fully clothed with her children. When she failed to heed their calls to stop, they followed her into the water, pulling the woman and her children on to the beach.

The woman and her children were taken to the Haifa police station.

Police found a letter in the woman's car in which she listed the various hardships she faced. Police were investigating whether the letter indicated suicidal intentions.

Police called a child investigator to take first testimonies from the children, as well as social workers, to help investigate the circumstances of the incident. Police were waiting for a social worker's opinion on the mother's emotional state in order to conduct an initial investigation.

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