Two 23-year-old Brooklyn men reportedly drowned hours apart while swimming at ocean beaches on opposite ends of Long Island over the weekend.
In the first case, lifeguards pulled a swimmer in distress from the water at Rogers Beach in Westhampton Beach at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, but the victim, whose name wasn’t immediately released, died at Peconic Bay Medical Center, according to the Southampton Press.
Then at 6:30 p.m., Kashawn Carlos drowned while swimming with a friend in Long Beach when he was caught in a rip current a half after lifeguards ordered swimmers out of the water at the end of the day, WCBS-TV reported. Carlos was pronounced dead nearly two hours later at South Nassau Communities Hospital.
Both fatalities occurred while the National Weather Service had issued a statement warning of rip currents, which remains in effect through at least Tuesday morning.
Suffolk County police officers also said they rescued five people—three on Friday and two more on Saturday—from rip currents in Ocean Bay Park on Fire Island.