Killer Currents Claim 4 NYC Swimmers

By Kate Rockwood,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2008 12:15 PM CDT
Children walk on the beach in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn in May. Four people have died and three more are missing in Long Island and New York City beaches.    (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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(Newser) – Four swimmers have drowned, three are missing, and at least three more have been rescued in two days of deadly ocean currents at Long Island and New York City beaches. Eight-foot waves rocked the area, causing rough seas and a strong rip current. One police lieutenant told the AP he “cannot recall there ever being back-to-back situations like this.”