Man dies at Queens beach

August 28, 2010 4:24:41 PM PDT
A 50-year-old man died at a beach in Queens Saturday afternoon.

It happened in the water at Beach 147th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard around 1 p.m.

The lifeguards noticed Mark DiPalma, who is a regular swimmer there, in distress.

They pulled him out of the water.

EMS rushed DiPalma to Peninsula Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Medical Examiner will determine his cause of death.