For an unknown reason, the 38-foot towing vessel Sea Lion started taking on water near Atlantic Beach around 3 p.m., the Coast Guard said.
A tugboat sank along the Long Island shoreline for the second time in three days Wednesday.
A 125-foot deck barge washed ashore in Nassau County after the tugboat towing it off Atlantic Beach lost control in a large swell and sank, the Coast Guard said.
The boy’s thigh was severely injured, according to witnesses and he was unconscious when he was pulled from the water.
It’s not the first time that it has happened, but there was a recent shark sighting at Atlantic Beach in Hempstead, and evidence shows that it may be the second sighting inside of a week.
Although storm woes in the Village of Hempstead have been well-documented, another concern has popped up for some on the island, namely the problem of garbage dumping. However, the Town of Hempstead has promised swift action.
For those on Long Island without power since Sandy struck, there is word from the Long Island Power Authority that they won’t want to hear.
15-year-old Sarah Colletti tweeted from the hospital burn unit on Wednesday. She said, “[the] fact that I’m alive right now is the biggest miracle.”
Residents in coastal areas of Long Island are being told to evacuate their homes as Hurricane Irene makes its way up the East Coast.
The eight beaches in Atlantic Beach had to be shut down Friday and could be shut down again after dozens of needles, syringes, pill bottles and other medical waste washed ashore.
A finback whale that washed up dead on a New York beach likely was killed when it was hit by a passing ship.