Swimmer Pulled From Water, Dies During Bay Swim

UPDATED: June 8, 2014 9:41 p.m.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WNEW/AP) — A swimmer who was pulled from the water during the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim has died.

The swimmer, identified as 58-year-old Robert Matysek of Charleston, South Carolina, was participating in the Great Chesapeake Bay Bridge Swim Sunday when police say he “took ill.”

Maryland Natural Resources Police say he was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Initial indication reveals that Mayysek suffered cardiac arrest

Officials say Matysek was about 1 mile into the 4.4-mile swim and the water temperature was 72 degrees.

Information will be updated as details become available.

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