Drowning Man Pulled from Brooklyn Waters Dies in Hospital

NY Daily News - June 11, 2018

by LAURA DIMON

A drowning man pulled from Brooklyn waters Sunday later died at a hospital, police said. Emergency responders rushed to a Mill Basin dock, behind Kings Plaza, at about 2:50 p.m. for the reported drowning, according to authorities.

It wasn’t immediately clear why the 55-year-old man, who was wearing only black shorts, was in the water.

When the FDNY members arrived, they fastened a carabiner with a rope to the back of a firefighter’s red wetsuit, and the firefighter jumped into the water.

Once he got to the man, who was unconscious and on his back, the firefighter held onto his shoulders as he swam backward toward the dock, where the other firefighters were reeling him in by the yellow rope.

They pulled the man onto the dock and attempted to resuscitate him before medics rushed him to Beth Israel Medical Center, where he could not be saved, authorities said. His name was not released.