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Fire Island, NY – Man Killed in Pool Incident at Restaurant

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Last Updated: 07-27-2023
Written by: Michael A. Rose and Gregory Hach

Fire Island, NY (July 5, 2019) – A fatal accident occurred in a swimming pool at the restaurant Canteen at Fire Island Ponds on Thursday evening, July 4th. According to authorities, a man died after he was found in the swimming pool of the restaurant, unconscious and unresponsive around 7:00 p.m.

Police stated that Carlos Medina, 32, was found in the pool, although no information concerning the events that led to his death have been reported at this time. Emergency medical crews were called to the scene and Medina was transported to Marine Bureau Headquarters by boat. He was then taken to Southside Hospital, where he was tragically pronounced deceased.

Authorities have not been able to provide any further details surrounding this incident. However, no criminality is suspected at this time. Police are asking anyone with any information to please call 631-852-6392.

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Fire Island, NY – Man Killed in Pool Incident at Restaurant

While it is a nice thought to believe that we are perfectly safe wherever we travel, unsafe property accidents in New York happen all too often. Before moving forward, we would first like to extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of Carlos Medina during this devastating time. Although it may be difficult, it is important for the bereaved family to know that they may likely have significant rights at this time.

At Hach & Rose, we firmly believe in representing the fellow members of our community who have been unfairly affected by the negligence of another party or other entity, such as a property owner. Our compassionate New York accident attorneys are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time. If you have lost a family member in an unsafe property accident in New York, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.

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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.

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