Two men facing charges in death of children at Letchworth State Park

Posted at 4:19 PM, Nov 18, 2016

Two Rochester men are now facing criminal charges in connection to the deaths of two children at Letchworth State Park in June.

According to the Wyoming County District Attorney, 34-year-old Tyler Jennings and 32-year-old Chad Staley were indicted for manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and endangering the welfare of a child.

Police say the men and five children were in a restricted area of Letchworth State Park, near the Lower Falls, when the water swept all seven people over the 70 foot waterfall. Two of the children, 9-year-old Dylan Giangregorio and 6-year-old Preston Giangregorio, did not survive the fall.

Police say the other three children who also went over the falls suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities say both Jennings and Staley have been released on their own recognizance until their next court appearance.