Sandy toll rises to 43 following Queens man’s death

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The Sandy death toll in New York City is now at 43, after a Queens man died on November 10 from injuries he sustained from the storm. File photo
The Sandy death toll in New York City is now at 43, after a Queens man died on November 10 from injuries he sustained from the storm.

After a Far Rockaway man succumbed to injuries resulting from Sandy, the superstorm’s death toll in New York City is now at 43, said the NYPD.

Albert McSwain, 77, a retired custodian at the New York City Police Academy, passed away at Jamaica Hospital on Saturday, November 10, after he was found seriously injured at his 84-10 Rockaway Beach Boulevard apartment building by family members on October 31.

According to authorities, the victim, was found at the bottom of his dark, powerless building’s steps with head and body trauma. He was also paralyzed from the neck down. After finding him, McSwain’s family members were able to summon an ambulance and get him to the hospital.

Earlier this week, the NYPD confirmed victims 41 and 42.

William McKeon, 78, passed away on Wednesday, November 7, at Jamaica Hospital, after he was found inside of 106-20 Shore Front Parkway in Rockaway on Tuesday, unconscious and bleeding from the head, said police.

On Friday, a 64-year-old Staten Island man was found unconscious and unresponsive at 110 Mapleton Avenue. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and his death is believed to be related to Sandy, according to authorities.

Staten Island suffered the most deaths from Sandy, with 23, followed by Queens with 11.