Man rescued after near drowning in James W. Olley Community Park in Walden

Police say the man nearly drowned in a

Police say the man nearly drowned in a restricted area at a park beach. (June 19, 2014 7:59 AM)

A 25-year-old man was rescued from nearly drowning at a community park in Orange County yesterday.

First responders tell News 12 the near drowning occurred about 5:30 p.m. in a restricted area at the beach in James W. Olley Community Park in Walden.

The man is a Russian national who reportedly performs with the Big Apple Circus. Police say a language barrier with the swimmer may have...

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