NEW YORK - Two teenage boys have died after being pulled from the waters of Jamaica Bay on Friday by emergency personnel. It happened at around 11:40 a.m. near the North Channel Bridge in Queens.
According to authorities, the victims, a pair of 13-year-old boys, were on rocks near the Bay when they somehow went into the water and disappeared.
Emergency Service Units and aviation units responded to the scene, along with at least a dozen FDNY and NYPD divers in the water aiding in the search.
The first swimmer was pulled from the water at about 12: 30 p.m. and crews rendered CPR before the swimmer was transported from the scene by ambulance to Jamaica Hospital.
The second swimmer was pulled from the water just after 1 p.m. and was also given CPR before being taken to Jamaica Hospital.
Both victims were later pronounced dead.
Authorities say that there were three other young people swimming at the scene who were not injured and did not have to be rescued.
The area is west of Kennedy Airport and just south of Howard Beach.
The incident is under investigation.