A terribly drowning accident has claimed the life of a nine-year-old Brooklyn boy. The child was on a camp trip with a group of others and adult supervisors from Belzer Talmud Torah when tragedy struck. The group had traveled to a waterpark in New Jersey for a fun summer outing with several other groups. Somehow the nine-year-old drowned in this very public place with hundreds of people around and paid lifeguards on duty.
A woman was killed and a young man was seriously injured in a drowning accident in Queens on Saturday, June 15th. The two victims were swimming at Jacob Riis Park when the rough surf proved too much for them. A call was placed to the nearby 100th Precinct emergency services that there were swimmers in distress at the beach. Police found the two victims washed up on the sand and attempted CPR. EMTs from the FDNY rushed the victims to nearby St. John's Episcopal Hospital. The man survived but was listed in critical condition. The woman was declared dead after arriving at the hospital.