Children Found in Deplorable Conditions on Boat, Parents Arrested
Updated: Wednesday, February 19 2014, 11:19 PM EST
Two children are in Child Protective Services after authorities found them living in a trash boat on the Magothy River in Anne Arundel County.
Police say five people and two dogs were living on the boat for several weeks. Concerned citizens call police earlier this month since the sailboat had no dingy and the family appeared stranded in the ice.
But the adults on board refused any help.
Weeks later, police took action when they got a closer look and found conditions described as "deplorable." The boat was filled with trash, urine and feces.
The parents have been arrested and face charges of child neglect and abuse.