Police Investigate Drowning Of Staten Island Man

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A 21-year-old man drowned when a large wave knocked him into the water near Tysen Street and Richmond Terrace on Staten Island.

Police said Nemesio Rojas-Samora of Staten Island was standing on some rocks washing his hands when a wave hit him at around 9:15 p.m. Sunday.

Police and firefighters searched and found his body in the water. He was taken to Richmond University Medical Senter where he was pronounced dead.

An investigation was continuing Monday.

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  • bloomberg

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    I guess shortchanging women is more socially acceptable than smoking.

  • Daniel

    Why would you wash your hands in THAT water??

    • nathan

      Maybe he was homeless?

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