Long Beach Swimmer Dies After Being Caught in Rip Current

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A person died after being caught in a rip current from the water off Long Beach, Long island on Saturday night. The Brooklyn man was pulled out of the water, but couldn’t survive.

Long Beach police identified the victim as Kashawn Carlos, 23. He was pronounced dead by the doctors at the South Nassau Communities Hospital, at around 8.13 p.m.

According to the Long Beach police, they responded to the scene at the beach area off National Boulevard at around 6.30 p.m. A male swimmer had been rescued by an off-duty lifeguard. The swimmer told the police that his friend was still inside the water caught in the current.

Long Beach police, Long Beach lifeguards, United States Coast Guard, Nassau County Aviation and the Nassau County Marine Bureau conducted an extensive search for the person.

Around an hour later, the man was found submerged in the ocean and was taken to the South Nassau Community Hospital.

Officials said that they had instructed the swimmer to stay out of the water at 6 p.m. as the lifeguards went off duty. But still Carlos went in the water and was caught in the rip current.

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