wave.jpgTwo people who were pulled out of the water under the Golden Gate Bridge died shortly after they were rescued tonight, officials said.

The U.S. Coast Guard received reports of two distressed swimmers near the north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge at about 5 p.m., Coast Guard officials said.

The two people were pulled from the water by a Tiburon fire boat and taken to a Coast Guard station for evaluation by medics, according to the Coast Guard.

However, the two victims, a man and a juvenile male, were pronounced dead after arriving at the station, according to Lt. Keith Boyd of the Marin County coroner’s office.

The coroner’s office is working to identify the two victims, and is not yet releasing how they came to be in the water until their families are notified, Boyd said.

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