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Police: Mom Tries to Drown Teens, Man Saves Them

Police: Mom Tries to Drown Teens, Man Saves Them

(Newser) – A woman tried to drown her three teenage children by driving a van into a river, police say, but all four of them were rescued by a man who said he heard screaming from the partially submerged vehicle. Authorities say Joann Smith, 49, of Florence Township, NJ, drove the van onto a boat ramp and into the Delaware River in Florence around 6:30pm Tuesday. Darnell Taylor said he and his wife were driving by when he noticed the van in the river. He told WCAU-TV that he got out of his car, heard screaming, and jumped in the water.

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