Parents of children in a Boston park were stunned to hear their little ones were being taken away from their family by an adult who was using a lifeguard to rescue them.
The parents of the three boys and two girls who were taken to the Globe Life Park were devastated when the adult who had been taking them to safety turned and ran when they called 911, according to ABC News Boston.
“They were just really happy, and then the ambulance started taking them away,” said Barbara and Doug Hagan.
They were not sure why their children had been taken away, but they said they would have been grateful to have been given a life jacket to keep them warm during the cold weather.
Their son, Noah, said he was happy to be home, but the family is not happy.
He said he will not be home until they find out why their kids were taken.
“They should have been safe and they should be getting their life back, and they’re going nowhere fast, and the city shouldn’t be doing this,” he said.
ABC News Boston reports that the adults who were rescuing the children were being charged with child endangerment.
“There’s no reason for it, it’s not justified,” Doug Hagen said.
The Hagan family is now looking into how they will get their children back.
Noah Hagan said he does not want to go back to the park with his family.
“I don’t want to have to go through this again,” he told ABC News.
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This article has been corrected to show that Noah Hagan was rescued and is safe, not taken away.