BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. (AP) - September 19, 2009 Authorities say 59-year-old Maury Letven and his wife, Amy
Kimmich, were swimming Friday afternoon in waters off Barnegat
Light when Letven began to struggle for an unknown reason. Kimmich
then tried to help him, and two surfers eventually helped police
pull the pair from the water at about 4 p.m.
Letven, who wasn't breathing, was taken to Southern Ocean County
Hospital and died there a short time later. An autopsy was
conducted Saturday, but the results were not immediately disclosed.
Officials say the couple were vacationing in Barnegat Light with
It was not clear whether Kimmich was injured in the incident.