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Body Of Missing Swimmer Recovered At Rockaway Beach, Surfer Helps Rescue 2nd Swimmer

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police have recovered the body of a missing swimmer at Rockaway Beach.

The 21-year-old woman disappeared Friday after going swimming at Beach 91st Street.

Police divers responded to a call about swimmers in distress at 7:15 p.m. Friday but were unable to locate the woman, a department spokesperson said.

The search was called off late Friday due to dangerous conditions but resumed Saturday morning.

A surfer helped pull another woman out of the water Friday night before officers arrived, police said.

It's believed the two women had been swimming together.

Swimming is prohibited at New York City beaches after Labor Day, when lifeguards are no longer present, but many people go in the water anyway. At least seven people drowned at Rockaway Beach in 2019.

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