Man gets hit by wave, drowns off Staten Island

The News Leader

July 4, 2011 7:37:37 AM PDT
A 21-year-old man drowned when a large wave knocked him into the water near Tysen Street and Richmond Terrace on Staten Island.

Police say Nemesio Rojas-Samora of Staten Island was standing on some rocks washing his hands when a wave hit him at around 9:15 p.m. Sunday.

Police and firefighters searched and found his body in the water.

He was taken to Richmond University medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

An investigation is continuing.