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Bronx man’s body pulled from waters off Far Rockaway, NYPD says

A Bronx man went missing after going swimming

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

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

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