10-year-old girl drowns after falling in water off Coney Island

A 10-year-old girl drown in the water off Coney Island when she fell off a jetty. (WABC)
A 10-year-old girl is dead after falling into the waters off Coney Island.

Witnesses say the girl was playing on a rock jetty with her 9-year-old sister in the ocean near Stillwell Avenue when both girls slipped and fell into the water.

Good Samaritans pulled both girls out of the water. The 9-year-old was not injured.

They tried to perform CPR on 10-year-old Takara McDuffy of Staten Island.

EMT's took over when they arrived and rushed her to Coney Island Hospital where she died.

This happened just before 7 p.m. There were no lifeguards on duty at the time. During beach season, lifeguards are on duty daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Swimming is prohibited when lifeguards are not on duty and in closed sections.
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