Man drowns while swimming off Miami Beach

A man drowned while swimming off a beach on Friday night, according to Miami Beach authorities.  

Miami Beach Fire Rescue, Miami Beach police officers and Marine Patrol responded to the beach on 43rd Street and Collins Avenue about 7:30 p.m. 

"Five swimmers were in distress," Miami Beach police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez said in a statement. "Two females were able to swim to shore."

A Good Samaritan pulled one of the swimmers out of the water in time for an MBFR paramedic to perform...


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