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Two sisters drown off Coney Island beach

Newsman: Two teenage sisters drowned Friday night after they got lost in the waters off Coney Island beach in Brooklyn, New York, according to police.

The unidentified 17- and 18-year-old victims allegedly went back into the water around 8 p.m. after beach crowds headed for cover during a rainstorm. The New York Police Department says two teenage sisters have died.

Police immediately searched the shore on foot and with boats for the girls. They were found around 9:30 p.m.Friday and rushed to Coney Island Hospital where they were later pronounced dead, police said.

Search and rescue teams originally said they were also looking for an adult who reportedly went in the water after the teens but police said Saturday that no adult was missing.

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