Teen dies after struggling in NYC ocean

August 1, 2009 6:44:02 PM PDT
Police say a teenage swimmer has died after struggling in the Atlantic Ocean off Queens. Police say lifeguards pulled Daniel O'Neil out of the water around 3 p.m. Saturday near Beach 25 Street in the Rockaways. The lifeguards tried to revive the 19-year-old, but he was pronounced dead soon after being taken to a hospital.

It wasn't immediately clear what swimming conditions were like in the area when O'Neil began having trouble. Lifeguards on nearby Long Island have reported rescuing an unusually high number of swimmers from rip currents in the last 10 days.


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