Anaheim man drowns in rip current at Newport Beach

A 46-year-old Anaheim man drowned Sunday evening after being caught

in a rip current at Newport Beach, officials said.

Lifeguards at the 28th Street beach responded to reports of

swimmers in distress at 6:10 p.m., said Lifeguard Captain Eric Bauer.

By the time lifeguards responded, one male swimmer had struggled

to shore, but a man and a woman remained caught in the rip current,

Bauer said.

As a bystander assisted the woman to the beach, a pair of

lifeguards swam to the Anaheim man, who was facedown in the water.

The lifeguards brought the man to the beach, where lifeguards and

paramedics began resuscitation efforts, according to Bauer.

Paramedics then rushed the man to Hoag Memorial Hospital.

He was pronounced dead at the hospital, said Orange County Deputy

Coroner Ivor Hansen.

The man's name has not been released.

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