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Father Dies Off Rockaways in Effort to Save Daughter; 6th Victim This Summer

Society & Culture  (tags: daughter, saved, father, dies, loved ones )

- 3599 days ago -
A Queens father drowned Friday trying to save his 10-year-old daughter off Rockaway beach, the sixth person to die in the treacherous waters this summer, police said.


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Blue Bunting (855)
Saturday August 15, 2009, 5:03 pm
An hour after lifeguards went off duty ... this "accident" happened ... why don't people pay attention and not allow their children to swim in waters where there are no lifeguards and there's a known "rip tide"?

Rhonda Maness (580)
Saturday August 15, 2009, 8:14 pm
Thanks Terry

Barbara W (342)
Saturday August 15, 2009, 9:16 pm
I grew up playing at Rockaway. When I was about 14 I got caught in a riptide and almost drowned. Thank god my mom had taught me to be calm should I get into trouble and that saved me I'm sure. I wound up a mile down from where I began.. It's a sad way for a child to lose her dad...But she will always remember him as the hero who loved her very much..

. (0)
Sunday August 16, 2009, 7:12 am
How sad... these beaches should be closed permanently or only used when the waters are calm... there should be alot of safety measures put into place
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