Watch CBS News

Suffolk Police: Man Drowns At Smith Point Beach In Shirley

SHIRLEY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) -- Suffolk County Police said Saturday detectives are investigating the death of a man who drowned at a beach in Shirley.

It happened at Smith Point Beach around 8 p.m. Friday.

According to police, two swimmers were struck by a large wave.

One man got back the shore on his own. The man who later died was pulled out of the water by members of the Coast Guard and Mastic Beach Fire Department.

The victim, 54, was pronounced dead at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead.

His identity was not immediately released.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.