This story has been updated from the version that appeared online earlier today.
An attempt to rescue a man who collapsed in shallow water on the west side of Three Mile Harbor inlet near Sammy's Beach in East Hampton came to naught Sunday evening when two good Samaritans were unable to resuscitate James A. Weber, 45, of East Hampton.
East Hampton Town police said Monday that the two men, whose names they did not release, were on the east side of the inlet when the saw Mr. Weber collapse in the water. The men swam across the inlet from Maidstone Park Beach, which took several minutes, and pulled Mr. Weber, who was unconscious, out of the water. They attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation, "until emergency personnel arrived."
Mr. Weber was rushed to Southampton Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. East Hampton Town Police Capt. Chris Anderson said the Suffolk County Medical Examiner's office is assisting East Hampton Town detectives in exploring the reason for Mr. Weber's collapse.
It was the second death in the water of the day. Earlier, police said that Nicholas Valtz, 39, of Brooklyn, a kite surfer, "was found floating in the water, secured to his kite and the associated kite gear in a grassy area" in the waters off of Lazy Point, Amagansett.