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Parents Accused of Leaving Infant Alone on New York Beach to Go Boating

Couple Arrested for Leaving Infant Unattended on Beach While Boating
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The parents allegedly told police they 'approximately 15 minutes while they went boating in the lake,' officials said.

Jun. 26 2024, Published 9:05 a.m. ET

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The New York State Police said two parents have been charged after they allegedly left their infant alone on the shore of a lake so they could go boating.

Troopers recently responded to a report of an infant left unattended on the beach in the area of Lake Shore Drive in Lake George.

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Troopers learned that a passerby "heard a child crying for an extended period of time."

They discovered the child alone approximately five feet from the shoreline.

The child's parents, Paul D. Thorley, 30, and Mary E. Thorley, 28, of Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania, allegedly left the child unattended for "approximately 15 minutes while they went boating in the lake," police said.

Both Thorleys were arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

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They were issued appearance tickets and released. They are due to appear in Lake George Town Court on June 27.

TMX contributed to this report.

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