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Missing Swimmer Found Unconscious in Water off Beach in Bronx Dies

What to Know

  • A man died after he was pulled unconscious from the water off the Bronx, police say
  • Adolfo Munoz, 29, of the Bronx died at an area hospital after he was removed from the water off Orchard Beach
  • Munoz had been in the water for just under an hour, according to witnesses

The missing swimmer who was removed unconscious from the water off a Bronx beach Wednesday night has died, police say. 

Emergency responders initially got a call for multiple swimmers in the water off Orchard Beach. When rescuers arrived, they found one swimmer who had already made it shore safely; that swimmer pointed them in the direction he last saw the missing 29-year-old man, later identified as Adolfo Munoz of the Bronx. 

FDNY and NYPD special operations units scoured the water before divers pulled Munoz from the water. He had been in the water for about an hour, according to witnesses. 

Munoz later died at an area hospital. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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