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Police Investigate Drowning Of Staten Island Man

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NYPD Boat (credit: CBS 2)

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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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