Girl drowns off Coney Island

Girl drowns off Coney Island

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A girl from Staten Island apparently drowned off Coney Island Beach Tuesday evening, police said.

Good Samaritans pulled Takara McDuffy, 10, and a 9-year-old girl from the water near Stillwell Avenue at about 7 p.m., the NYPD said. The girls had been in distress, the police said.

Medics took McDuffy to Coney Island Hospital where she was pronounced dead, authorities said. The 9-year-old girl survived.

Police are investigating.

The Medical Examiner will try to confirm how McDuffy died.

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