A 53-year-old man from western Pennsylvania drowned in the ocean off of Wildwood Crest Tuesday afternoon.

First responders were called to the Syracuse Avenue beach around 4 PM for the report of a drowning.

Arriving officers from the Wildwood Crest Police Department found a person performing CPR on the victim, identified as Joel Green of Johnstown, PA.

Authorities say Green was pulled to shore by swimmers after they noticed he was unresponsive.

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Greene was taken to Cape Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

Second ocean fatality within a week

This is the second time a person has drowned in the ocean in the Wildwoods within the past week.

Last Tuesday, May 31st, also at around 4 PM, Wildwood police were called to the Andrews Avenue beach for the report of multiple people who were struggling in the ocean. Two people were rescued while a third person, 19-year-old Alfred Williams of Drexel Hill, PA, was unaccounted for. A search and rescue operation was unsuccessful; Williams' body was recovered this past Saturday in Wildwood Crest.

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