ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A swimmer who was pulled from the water during the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim has died.

The Capital reports the man was pulled from the water Sunday about 11:15 a.m. near the Bay Bridge. He was one of more than 600 swimmers attempting to complete a 4.4-mile swim across the bay.

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The swimmer was identified through his race number as 58-year-old Robert Matysek of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

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Rescuers say he was unresponsive when he was pulled from the water. Anne Arundel County fire department spokesman Lt. Cliff Kooser says rescuers performed CPR and rushed him to a hospital. A hospital spokeswoman said Matysek died Sunday afternoon.

Numerous swimmers were pulled from the water during the event by volunteers on boats.

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