Bystanders come to rescue of distressed swimmer in East Hampton

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Two bystanders, including a Michigan man, helped East Hampton Village Police rescue a distressed swimmer Thursday at Main Beach.

Juan Carlos Salvana, 30, of Long Island City, was found off the edge of the surf, unconscious and without a pulse, when police responded to a call for a swimmer in trouble, at about 4:30 p.m.

Police officers and Dr. Louis Cohen performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation before Salvana was taken to Southampton Hospital, where he is in critical condition, police said.


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After an investigation, police determined Bill Roberson of Michigan swam out into the waters and pulled Salvana to safety.

A police spokeswoman said she was unable to provide a town or village of residence for Cohen.

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