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Two Swimmers Missing at Rockaway Beach

Rescue boat in the Atlantic.

Photos above courtesy of Lloyd Mitchell / lloydmitchell43.photoshelter.com

NEW YORK (AP) — Rescue crews are searching for two swimmers missing in the surf off Rockaway Beach in Queens.

Fire officials say they received a call of three people in the rough water near Beach 96th Street Tuesday afternoon.

A 15-year-old was immediately rescued by civilians. Police say two other teens, a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old, are reported to be still missing.

Police divers were pulled out of the water due to rough and dangerous conditions. They’ll resume their search when conditions become safe.


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