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Man pulled from water off Jones Beach dies, police say

A man pulled out of the water off Jones Beach State Park on Sept. 16, 2016 afternoon has died after an extensive search effort by the U.S. Coast Guard, officials say Credit: News 12 Long Island

A man pulled out of the water off Jones Beach State Park on Friday afternoon has died, Nassau County police said.

At 2:15 p.m. in the Jones Beach Inlet, two good Samaritans noticed an unidentified man, 63, floating in the water near the west channel of Jones Beach. They contacted police after bringing him onto their boat, Det. Lieutenant Richard LeBrun said.

Nassau County Marine Bureau boat 21, Town of Hempstead Bay Constable and the Coast Guard responded and performed CPR on the man. A boat took him to the Jones Beach Coast Guard Station. He was later transferred to a Nassau County ambulance and taken to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow where he was pronounced dead at 4:18 p.m., LeBrun said.

Freeport Fire Department divers verified no other people had been trapped under his boat, a 20-foot Wellcraft with center console, LeBrun said.

A U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said its search ended at 5:10 p.m. after speaking with the wife of the deceased who confirmed the man had been fishing alone.

“At this point the Nassau County Homicide Squad will continue to investigate,” LeBrun said.

With William Murphy

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