Saturday, July 26, 2008

Masters swimmer passes away

BINGHAMTON — Rockland County's Joel Schwartz, a 72-year-old swimmer, passed away Friday while competing in the 1,500-meter race.

The Nyack resident suffered a heart attack while swimming his race.

Schwartz is believed to be the first ESG competitor to pass away during the Games in the event's 31-year history.

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