ROCKAWAY BEACH, Queens (WABC) -- Lifeguards pulled a swimmer from the water in Rockaway Beach on Friday evening.
Crews responded to Beach 91st Street and Shore Front Parkway for reports of a drowning just after 5 p.m., according to the FDNY.
Police say a man was found unconscious and unresponsive in the water.
He was pulled out of the ocean by Parks Department lifeguards.
He was rushed to St. John's Episcopal Hospital. He remains in critical condition.
The section of the beach has been shut down to swimmers.
The investigation is ongoing.
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