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Man pulled from pool dies

A 44-year-old man died Sunday after rescuers found him floating face down at the Syosset-Woodbury Community Park pool.

Nassau police said the man was swimming in the main pool about 1:25 p.m. when, "a short time later," his body was found floating face down. Lifeguards performed CPR on the man.

He was then taken to Syosset Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Police officials were not identifying the man until his family is notified.SOUTHAMPTON

Boat runs aground; girl hurt

A girl was airlifted to a hospital on Saturday after she was knocked unconscious when a boat her father was operating ran aground, Southampton Town police said.

Robert Lorusso, 52, of Upper Brookville, was operating a 38-foot Sea Ray powerboat in West Shinnecock Bay when he ran it aground south of Tiana Bay, police said. The impact caused Lorusso's 12-year-old daughter to fall inside the boat's cabin, knocking her unconscious, police said yesterday.

Town Bay Constables and a member of the Hampton Bays Volunteer Ambulance Company went to the boat, police said.

The U.S. Coast Guard took the girl to Station Shinnecock. Suffolk police aviation then flew her to Stony Brook University Hospital. She was treated for head and neck injuries and released, police said.HEMPSTEAD

Man accused in burglaries

A Hempstead man was arrested Saturday and charged with burglarizing two homes last month after detectives used fingerprints found at a home to identify him, Nassau County police said.

Police said Sunday Jahkeem Jiles, 23, burglarized a Talmadge Drive home in Baldwin about 1 a.m. June 15, slipping in through a front window while the two residents inside were asleep.

Jiles stole a wallet and keys before fleeing, police said.

About four hours later, police said, Jiles climbed into the rear window of a home on Henry Street in Roosevelt.

Jiles took cash and three cellphones, but the resident, who was asleep inside, woke up as Jiles left his room, police said.

The victim chased Jiles, but couldn't find him, police said. But the victim did find the wallet from the Talmadge Drive burglary in his driveway, police said.

Prints from the two homes led police to Jiles, who was arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree burglary.

At his arraignment Sunday, Jiles was ordered held on $45,000 cash bail or $90,000 bond, according to online court records.


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