June 12th, 2012

Added on by Ken Maldonado.

Akeem Craig, 14, drowned in the waters off of Rockaway Beach near Beach 19th Street after he and a friend went swimming in an area unattended by lifeguards. Lifeguards were on duty in other sections of the beach. The friend was rescued by a passerby and survived. Emergency rescue divers spent nearly 40 minutes searching for Craig before he was found. This is the first drowning of the season at a New York City beach.