Jet skier found off Long Beach coast dies

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LONG BEACH (CNS) – A 20-year-old man pulled out of the water after he went missing while riding a Yamaha jet ski off the coast of Long Beach later died at a hospital, authorities said today.

The man identified as Jean Carlos Cheryl was found at 7:50 p.m. Sunday and taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

The search for Cheryl began about 10:30 a.m. when a friend reported him missing to the U.S. Coast Guard. Cheryl was last seen in Long Beach about 9:40 a.m. and was expected in Catalina Island later in the day, officials said.

The Coast Guard dispatched several cutters and a helicopter to assist in the search, coast guard officials said. The helicopter crew located the red and white jet ski about 2 p.m. around Long Beach, officials said.

Long Beach firefighters and lifeguards from Long Beach and Seal Beach assisted in the search for the missing man.

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