Infant left alone on New York beach while parents go boating

LAKE GEORGE, NY – In a distressing case of alleged parental negligence, a Pennsylvania couple faces charges for child endangerment after reportedly leaving their baby unattended near the waters of Lake George while they went out boating.

On the evening of June 18, authorities were summoned to the scene when a passerby, upon hearing a child’s persistent cries, discovered the infant alone and close to the water’s edge. Concerned citizens reached out to the police, who swiftly acted on the report.

The young child’s parents, identified as 30-year-old Paul D. Thorley and 28-year-old Mary E. Thorley from Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania, are said to have left the baby unaccompanied for approximately a quarter of an hour as they enjoyed a boat ride on the scenic lake.

Following the discoveries made by the New York State Police, the Thorleys were apprehended and faced charges at the Chestertown State Police station. They were allowed to leave only after receiving tickets mandating their appearance in the Lake George Town Court on a later date.

At present, details regarding whether the Thorleys have sought legal representation or if they have formally responded to the allegations with a plea remain undisclosed. The authorities are continuing their investigation, ensuring that the welfare of the child is the utmost priority.