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Body of 21-year-old swimmer recovered at Rockaway Beach

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Posted at 8:23 PM, Sep 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-12 20:23:40-04

ROCKAWAY BEACH, Queens — The body of a 21-year-old woman swept away by currents at Rockaway Beach has been recovered.

Police say the body of Chinnel Brown, of Brooklyn, was found on the shore near Beach 136th Street and Rockaway Beach Blvd shortly before 10 a.m. on Saturday.

She had disappeared Friday evening.

A surfer helped rescue another woman from the water.

Swimming is prohibited at New York City beaches after Labor Day but many people go in the water anyway.

At least seven people drowned at Rockaway Beach in 2019.