NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities said one woman has drowned and several others had to be pulled out of the water because of strong rip currents at a Long Island beach.

According to Amagansett Fire Chief Mark Bennett, the woman was not breathing when she was pulled out at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Some of the other swimmers who had to be helped may have gone in to try to help the woman.

Most of them were treated at the scene.

Bennett said the water was calm when it suddenly turned treacherous.

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