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The swimmer who was pulled from the water during the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim has been pronounced dead.
The Capital reports the man, identified as Robert Matysek of Charleston, S.C., was pulled from the water Sunday at about 11:15 a.m. near the Bay Bridge. He was one of more than 600 swimmers attempting to complete a 4.4-mile swim across the bay.
Rescuers say Matysek was unresponsive when he was pulled from the water. Anne Arundel County fire department spokesman Lt. Cliff Kooser says rescuers performed CPR and rushed the man to shore and to a hospital, however he died shortly after.
Numerous swimmers were pulled from the water during the event by volunteers on boats.
Event organizers say between 79 and 97 percent of swimmers have finished the race over the last five years.
Matysek's body was taken to a medical examiner's office to identify the cause of death.