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Here's the latest for Wednesday September 6th: Hurricane Irma makes first landfall; Trump gives Congress six months to address DACA; Pilot killed in F-16 crash in Arizona; Fire near Portland, Oregon stops river, highway traffic. AP

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WILDWOOD - Authorities say a Pennsylvania man who drowned while swimming off the New Jersey coast last weekend apparently was trying to help two children who had been pulled into the ocean, possibly by a riptide.

Wildwood police say the children were playing on a sandbar before they got pulled into the water on Sunday afternoon.

Authorities have said lifeguards went into the water to rescue several swimmers in distress. But once back on shore they discovered that 35-year-old Hany Mohamed, of Middletown, Pennsylvania, was missing.

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Surfers found Mohamed about two hours later in waters off nearby Wildwood Crest. He was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead there a short time later.

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