Two teenage sisters drown off Coney Island seashore | EUROtoday

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Two teenager sisters have died whereas swimming at New York’s Coney Island Beach in Brooklyn over July 4 weekend.

Aisha Mohammed, 18, and Zainab Mohammed, 17, of the Bronx, have been reported lacking on Friday night time within the space of Stillwell Avenue and Boardwalk West after they have been seen getting into the water and disappearing from view, the NYPD stated.

Witnesses advised WABC-TV {that a} rain storm started and most of the people on the seashore took shelter, however the two younger girls went into the tough ocean water.

A person tried to cease them however he couldn’t swim both, one witness stated.

It is unclear if the person knew the victims.

Police stated that an emergency name for a water rescue got here in at round 8.10pm.

Officers arrived on the scene with emergency responders from the division’s aviation, harbor, scuba models conducting a search to search out the kids.

Divers finally pulled each the younger girls from the water, police stated.

They have been each transported to NYC Health and Hospitals/Coney Island the place they have been pronounced lifeless.

The investigation into the tragedy continues.

The Associated Press contributed to this report