1999-08-07 / Front Page

Tragedy Strikes Again

24-Year Old Dies In Pool

Tragedy struck another Rockaway family this week after an evening celebrating a birthday left one dead. On Saturday, July 31 at 4:50 a.m., a 24-year old male was swimming in a friend’s pool in Belle Harbor when he jumped into the shallow end. In what police are calling an accident, the male broke his neck upon impact with the floor of the pool. His friend attempted to pull him out and was assisted by police, who arrived five minutes after the accident. It took approximately 20 more minutes for an ambulance to respond and the victim was transported to Jamaica Hospital, where he was placed on life support and then removed by request of the family. Services and funeral were held on Wednesday, August 4.

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