2 Drown While Swimming at Night Off NJ Beaches

Tuesday, Jul 6, 2010  |  Updated 9:04 AM EDT
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2 Drown While Swimming at Night Off NJ Beaches

Jane Fulton Alt

Two men drowned on the Jersey Sore July 4 weekend. Both died during hours when no lifeguard was on duty.

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Authorities at the New Jersey shore say two men have drowned in the surf in separate incidents over the holiday weekend.

Atlantic City police say a Philadelphia man drowned early Sunday while swimming off the beach in front of the Atlantic City Hilton Casino Resort. He was identified as 24-year-old Melvin Brown Jr. Brown's girlfriend flagged down a police officer at 1:35 a.m. to report that he had disappeared beneath the waves. His body was recovered about an hour later.

Police in Ocean City recovered the body of a man who drowned Sunday night in the ocean off 8th Street. The body was recovered shortly after 10 p.m. Police identified the man as 22-year-old

Anton Zhmachynski, of the Republic of Belarus. Both drownings occurred when lifeguards were off duty.

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