Police: Missing swimmer found dead

Nassau police have identified the body washed ashore at Atlantic Beach today as a teenage swimmer who went missing Wednesday.

The family of 19-year-old Emmanuel Tiburcio, of Brooklyn, reported him missing after he went for a swim off Long Beach with some 20 friends and failed to return home.

Witnesses say a strong current swept away Tiburcio and two of his friends.

Tiburcio was an honor student at Baruch College.

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