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Inwood Couple Drowned After One Tried to Teach Other How to Swim in Far Rockaway

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  • Two people died Tuesday night in a possible drowning off the shore in Far Rockaway
  • Police say 28-year-old Keylon Ramsay and 25-year-old Umarie Chamble were found unresponsive in the waters
  • Witnesses say Chamble was saying that she was going to teach Ramsay how to swim before they both disappeared

A Queens couple drowned in the waters off Far Rockaway late Tuesday after the woman decided to teach her boyfriend how to swim, authorities and witnesses told News 4.

Police say 28-year-old Keylon Ramsay and 25-year-old Umarie Chamble were found unresponsive in the water near the shoreline. Officers performed CPR on them before emergency personnel transported them St. John's Hospital where were pronounced dead.

Witnesses told News 4 the couple who lived together in Inwood were drinking and Chamble said she was going to teach Ramsay how to swim. That was the last time they were seen alive before they were discovered unconscious in the water.

Officials couldn't immediately provide details on the cause of death but FDNY says they received two people suffering from cardiac arrest. The medical examiner will determine the official cause.

No other information was immediately available.

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