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Bellport Man Who Rescued Child From Long Island Sound Disappears

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Coast Guard Ship (credit: CBS 2)

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RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) – Authorities say a man who rescued a child from Long Island Sound disappeared in the water himself.

Police in Riverhead say 35-year-old Edwin Barahona of Bellport was last seen in chest-deep water Friday night, then slipped under the surface.

Rescue crews searched for him Friday night to no avail. Police say the search will resume Saturday morning. The 10-year-old boy he rescued made it safely to shore.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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