July 27, 2008
3 Swimmers Drown, 3 Missing Off N.Y. Coasts
NEW YORK (AP) -- Three swimmers drowned and three were missing Saturday in two days of treacherous ocean currents at Long Island and New York City beaches, authorities said. At least three more had been rescued.
The missing included a 10-year-old girl who had been playing in the waters off Coney Island. A 10-year-old boy who was with her was rescued, police said.
The rough seas were due to a strong storm system that brought 8- foot waves to the area earlier this week, National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Connolly said.
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