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.

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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.

The man has not been identified.

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