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Man, 23, rescued off Mingo Beach in Beverly after hour in water

Posted by Leslie Anderson  November 10, 2013 08:16 PM

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A 23-year-old man was rescued Sunday morning from the ocean off Mingo Beach in Beverly after treading water for more than an hour, a local fire official said.

The man and three friends decided to go for an early morning swim near Endicott College when he became stranded in the 52-degree water nearly 300 yards from shore, Beverly Fire Captain Chris Halloran said.

The Beverly Fire Department Marine Rescue Team reached the distressed man minutes after receiving a 911 call and transported him to a hospital, where he was treated for hypothermia, according to Halloran. The unidentified man’s friends got out of the water on their own and were unharmed.

Haven Orecchio-Egresitz can be reached at Haven.egresitz@globe.com.

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