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Police: 3 people drown in backyard pools within 24 hours across Long Island

The drownings happened in East Meadow, Wyandanch and East Northport.

Carmen Grant

Jul 5, 2024, 9:38 PM

Updated 10 days ago

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First responders were called to an East Meadow home on Second Avenue Thursday afternoon for reports of an apparent drowning.
A 7-year-old boy was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
"I can only imagine how the family must be feeling, it's tragic," says a resident.
In Suffolk County, authorities responded to a home on Ketay Drive South in East Northport where a 79-year-old man was pulled out of his backyard swimming pool. The victim was pronounced dead at Huntington Hospital.
A third Long Island drowning took place early Friday morning on Jamaica Avenue in Wyandanch.
Authorities found a 29-year-old Brooklyn man unresponsive in home's backyard pool. The victim died on the scene.


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