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Body of NYC swimmer found

August 7, 2009 7:48:47 AM PDT
The body of a Brooklyn man who tried to save his friend has washed up on a beach. Family members tell the Daily News that a jogger found the body of Anthony Bolden on Thursday.

Bolden went under Monday while helping a friend caught in a rip current at Jacob Riis Park in Queens. Officials say Bolden's friend made it to shore but he never resurfaced.

Bolden had just accepted a job helping passengers in wheelchairs at Kennedy Airport. He would have celebrated his 22nd birthday on Saturday.

Luther Bolden says he's proud of his nephew's heroics and believes "he went straight to heaven."

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Information from: NEW YORK AND TRI-STATE AREA NEWS

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