HIGHLAND, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Queens man has died after he was pulled unconscious from the Delaware River along the New York-Pennsylvania border, authorities said.
The National Park Service said the 48-year-old Flushing man was swimming Friday near the Ascalona Campground in the Sullivan County town of Highland, 85 miles northwest of New York City, the Times Herald-Record of Middletown reported.
The man was under water for less than a minute when a group of kayakers reached him and found that he was unconscious, officials said. After family and friends tried to revive him on shore, he was taken to Bon Secours Hospital in Port Jervis before being transferred to Westchester Medical Center, where he died Saturday.
Police say the man wasn’t wearing a life jacket. His name hasn’t been released.
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