MANTOLOKING, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A 22-year-old man drowned during an Independence Day swim at the Jersey Shore, an official said.
Friends of the man said he was swimming in the ocean when he disappeared from their sight. The missing swimming, who has not been identified, was found dead in the surf less than an hour later.READ MORE: Worker Hurt In Wild Brawl At Brooklyn Pizza Shop; 'Like A Looney Tunes Cartoon,' Witness Says
Al Della Fave, a spokesman for the Ocean County prosecutor’s office, says in a statement that lifeguards in Mantoloking called 911 about the missing swimmer from Yonkers, New York, at 2:35 p.m. on Saturday.
Searchers from the U.S. Coast Guard, New Jersey State Police and fire crews from surrounding communities responded, scouring the water.READ MORE: Jones Beach Lifeguard Bitten In Water; No Shark Spotted, But Patrols Intensify On Long Island
The man’s body was found by lifeguards just after 3 p.m. They gave him CPR and transported him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
No other details were available.MORE NEWS: New York City Workers Must Be Vaccinated By Sept. 13 Or Face Weekly Testing, Mayor De Blasio Says
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