OCEAN CITY, Md. (WJZ) — A 76-year-old man from New York drowned in Ocean City, Maryland Sunday.
The man was standing in knee-deep water when he was knocked over by a large wave around 5 p.m. The wave then pulled him under the water near 21st Street.READ MORE: Baltimore Police Officer Still Fighting For His Life After Being Dragged By Car; Arrest Wednesday May Be Related
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Lifeguards began their rescue operations, searching for the man. They found him a short time later in the water near 16th Street.
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Despite their efforts, the man died.
“Our first responders administered CPR and transported the swimmer to AGH. Unfortunately, he was pronounced deceased at the hospital,” officials said in a statement.
“Despite the best efforts by our first responders, this was a terrible tragedy for this family and our thoughts and prayers are with them during this very difficult time,” the statement continued.MORE NEWS: Crime Without Punishment: Homicide Clearance Rates Are Declining Across The US. Baltimore's Is Down To 42%
The man has not been identified.