NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — City officials are calling for citywide water safety reforms after a 10-year-old girl drowned while swimming with no lifeguard on duty on Coney Island.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, City Councilman Mark Treyger and others spent the morning on the Coney Island boardwalk passing out fliers with water safety tips, not far from where Takara McDuffy drowned Tuesday.
The little girl died after being pulled from the water near Stillwell Avenue.
“I can’t do this,” said Chelsea McDuffy, who was too distraught to talk about her little sister on Wednesday. “I can’t do this.”
Around 7 p.m., Takara and her 9-year-old sister were in the water when witnesses said strong waves pulled them far from the shore.