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.
Deceased Bay Bridge swimmer ID: Robert Matysek, 58, Charleston. SC. Body taken to ME's office for autopsy—
MD NRP (@MDNRPolice) June 08, 2014
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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