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2 Die in Separate NJ Shore Drowning Mishaps

by KYW’s Jim Melwert

Two people are dead after separate drowning incidents at the Jersey shore.

The first happened in Atlantic City, NJ early Sunday morning.  Police were flagged down by a woman around 1:30am who said she’d lost sight of her fiancé after he’d gone into the ocean near the Hilton Casino and Resort.

His body was found about an hour later on a beach about five blocks away, near Iowa Avenue.

He’s identified as 24-year-old Melvin Brown Jr. of North Water Street in Philadelphia.

The second swimming accident happened around 10pm Sunday night.  Ocean City, NJ police say they received a call for a water rescue near the 8th Street beach.  The victim was taken to Shore Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

His name was being withheld pending notification of his family.

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