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Body recovered of man who drowned at Rockaway Beach in Queens

The body of a 30-year-old man who went missing after being swept away swimming at Rockaway Beach in Queens was found washed up along a Long Island shoreline, Nassau County police said Thursday.

Berman Guiterrez was hanging out with friends and a relative on the beach off of Beach 13th St. in Far Rockaway when they all went for an impromptu dip around 2 a.m. Sunday.

Swimming is only permitted on city beaches between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. when lifeguards are on duty.

Guiterrez’s friends told police they left the water because the currents were too strong. After making it back to the sand they heard Guiterrez yelling for help.

The Far Rockaway resident fell under the waves and never surfaced again, his panicked friends told police.

Both NYPD and FDNY Harbor crews searched the waters off the Rockaways for two days but Guiterrez was not found.

About 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, his body was found floating in Broad Channel in Lawrence, L.I., about seven miles from where he disappeared.

Relatives identified the body as Guiterrez on Wednesday, a Nassau County police spokesman said.

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