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NYPD: Body found off Coney Island shore is 15-year-old Markel Artis

Officials say that two teens were swimming in a section that was not monitored by lifeguards when the incident took place.

News 12 Staff

Aug 1, 2023, 9:47 PM

Updated 322 days ago

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The NYPD has confirmed that the body found on Saturday off the shore of Coney Island is that of 15-year-old Markel Artis. 
On Thursday, two boys were swept away in a rip current at the beach in Coney Island. 
See News 12's previous coverage of the search from NYPD and FDNY units that took place through Friday.
Officials say that the two teens were swimming in a section that was not monitored by lifeguards when the incident took place. A 16-year-old was rescued from the water. 


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