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Man Drowns While Swimming Off Venice Beach

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A middle-aged man drowned last night while taking a swim off the shore of Venice Beach, according to cbs2. The victim, whose identity has not been released, was reportedly fishing near the breakwater late last night when he opted to cool off with a dip in the ocean. "The man got caught up in the swift currents and immediately yelled for help, but witnesses say they couldn't see him in the dark." Lifeguards located the man about 30 minutes later, floating near some rocks; he was pronounced dead after transport to the hospital. This is the second recent drowning at Venice; 31-year-old Brian Patrick Dunn of West Hollywood jumped off the Pier on July 4th, and his body was recovered last week in Santa Monica.