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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.

    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.