A New York City firefighter was killed trying to save his daughter, who became distraught while swimming at a New Jersey beach, authorities said.
FDNY firefighter Mark Batista of Teaneck, New Jersey, died Friday morning, WNBC-TV reported .
The 39-year-old man reportedly waded into the water at Sylvania Avenue beach in Avon-by-the-Sea around 8:30 a.m. to help his 15-year-old daughter. It was not immediately clear what happened to the girl who required assistance near a jetty, the station reported.
Lifeguards contacted by witnesses rescued the girl from the water, but her father was not found until around 10 a.m. about 50 feet (15 meters) from shore.
Police said emergency services attempted life-saving measures before Batista was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, where he died, WNBC reported.
The girl was also transported to the hospital and is expected to recover.
Lifeguards are not scheduled to start working on the beach before June 17, WNBC reported.
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