2 teenage girls dead after drowning off Coney Island in New York, police say

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Police say two teenagers died after drowning in the waters off Coney Island in New York on Friday night.

The two females — ages 17 and 18 — went missing in the water at 8:10 p.m. Friday near Stillwell Avenue in Brooklyn, the New York City Police Department told the New York Post.

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The pair of teenagers were found about an hour later on the shoreline, according to police.

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The girls were taken to Coney Island Hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

This comes a week after two teenage boys were found dead after being swept away off of Jacob Riis Park in the Rockaways in Queens, according to the Post.

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The bodies of Elyjha Chandler, 16, and Christian Perkins, 17, were recovered June 29 after they were swept away on June 21, the outlet reported.

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