Crewmembers called off the search at 12:25 p.m. after searching 10 square miles for approximately eight hours, 30 minutes.
Michelle “Shelly” Perez called St. Joseph’s Hospital in Philadelphia reporting she threw her 4-year-old, 2-year-old and 5-month-old children into the water. The Coast Guard was notified at 3:55 a.m.
Crews from Coast Guard Station Philadelphia, Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., Camden Police and Fire Departments, Delaware River Port Authority, New Jersey State Police, Philadelphia Fire and Rescue and Philadelphia Marine Police aided in the search.
The whereabouts of Michelle “Shelly” Perez are still unknown.