News Bronx man’s body pulled from waters off Far Rockaway, NYPD says A Bronx man went missing after going swimming in the waters off Far Rockaway on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, police said. Photo Credit: Jim Staubitser By Nicole Brown email@example.com @ncb417 Updated August 24, 2017 7:20 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The body of a Bronx man was pulled from the waters off Far Rockaway Wednesday evening, hours after he was reported missing, police said. Keith Johnson, 19, of Fordham Manor, was found by the NYPD Aviation and Harbor units nearly two hours after police received a call about a swimmer in distress near Beach 17th Street at about 6:30 p.m., police said. Johnson was taken to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to police. The investigation is ongoing. With Newsday By Nicole Brown firstname.lastname@example.org @ncb417 Nicole Brown is the Internet News Manager at amNY.com, covering local news since 2016. She has written for MSNBC.com and was editor-in-chief of NYU’s Washington Square News. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.