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FDNY Firefighter Drowns While Trying to Save Daughter From Rip Current at Jersey Shore

Firefighter Mark Batista from Teaneck, NJ tragically drowned on Friday while trying to save his teenage daughter from a rip current at the Jersey Shore. Multiple units responded to the scene, and the teen girl was rescued by rescue swimmers and taken to a hospital. Batista was found submerged in water and taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The FDNY expressed their condolences to the Batista family, saying he died in the line of duty while off-duty.