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    Search called off for the night after teen swimmer goes missing off Coney Island, Brooklyn

    Friday, July 28, 2023 2:59AM

    Search for missing teen swimmer off Coney Island

    CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn (WABC) — The search was called off for the night after a swimmer went missing in the water off of Coney Island in Brooklyn on Thursday.

    Video from Newscopter 7 showed rescue crews in the water off Surf Avenue and West 22nd Street around 1:30 p.m.

    On-duty lifeguards observed two boys in distress in the water in a no swimming area of the beach.

    Eyewitnesses at the beach said the boys were playing near some rocks by the shoreline when they were swept under.

    Rescuers pulled a 14-year-old from the water. He is expected to be OK.

    Teams of police and firefighters were looking for a second person, a 15-year-old boy, reported to still be missing in the water.

    Eyewitness News was told the fire department had divers in the water and there were helicopters above all looking for the swimmer.


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