Father tried to drown his 2 children while at beach In West Haven, Connecticut

An officer patrolling near Ocean and Dawson avenues in West Haven Connecticut around 2:30 a.m. said he noticed a Nissan SUV parked on the beach and heard screams coming from the water

Rushing to the scene, the officer said he discovered Romney Desronvil, 41, of Queens, New York, with two children.

As the officer entered the water, he said the man drifted further away while screaming, “Stay back.”

Desronvil was seen trying to drown the children despite warnings to stay back, police said, prompting a swift response from authorities and the West Shore Fire Department.

Authorities entered the water with the fire department’s help, using the fire department’s boat.

First responders gave the children emergency, life-saving measures on site before both were rushed to a hospital, where they remain in intensive care.

Desronvil is currently in police custody in West Haven, pending charges.

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