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Update: Man dies after suffering medical emergency in water at Indian Island


A 20-year-old Glen Cove man who had to be rescued in the water at Indian Island County Park early Tuesday evening has died, police said. 

Brian Nolan had been camping with family at the park when he possibly went clamming and suffered a medical issue while in the water at approximately 5:20 p.m., Riverhead police said.

Mr. Nolan was observed going under water when his family lost sight of him. They eventually found him and removed him from the water and attempted CPR until an ambulance arrived, Riverhead Det. David Lessard said.

He was transported by Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead where he was pronounced dead, according to Suffolk police, which classified the death as a drowning in a press release.

Witness Kevin Fleming, who was at the beach with his family, said he heard the man’s mother calling for help. He ran down and saw the man being removed from the water.

Suffolk County Homicide was called to the scene to investigate the incident, which police said does not appear criminal. The Suffolk County Medical Examiner is investigating the cause of death, Suffolk police said.

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