Atlantic Beach

Coast Guard Tugboat Rescue

Crew Members Recovering After Tugboat Sinks Off Long Island

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.

01/16/2014

Coast Guard Tugboat Rescue

Another Tugboat Sinks Offshore From Long Island; 4 Rescued

A tugboat sank along the Long Island shoreline for the second time in three days Wednesday.

01/15/2014

Barge Goes Aground In Atlantic Beach (credit: U.S. Coast Guard)

125-Foot Deck Barge Ends Up On Long Island Beach After Tugboat Sinks

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.

01/14/2014

A boy has died after his leg got stuck in boat propeller at Cedarhurst Yacht Club (CBS 2)

Boy, 10, In Serious Condition After Getting Leg Caught In Boat Propeller

The boy’s thigh was severely injured, according to witnesses and he was unconscious when he was pulled from the water.

08/23/2013

Sharks

Safe To Go Back In The Water? Shark Sighting Sparks Caution Among Swimmers

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.

07/29/2013

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, work crews trim trees entangled in power lines. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

L.I. Residents Who Complained About Lido Beach Garbage Dump Get Action

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.

11/14/2012

Downed trees in Woodbury, Long Island as a result of Sandy (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Angry LIPA Customers Say They Can’t Get Clear Answers About Power Restoration

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.

11/08/2012

Sarah Colletti's bicycle (credit: CBS 2)

Atlantic Beach Teen Remains Hospitalized After Labor Day Hit-And-Run

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.”

09/05/2012

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano discusses the role of the National Guard in Nassau County during Hurricane Irene (credit: CBS 2)

Mangano: National Guard Working With Police In Nassau County

Residents in coastal areas of Long Island are being told to evacuate their homes as Hurricane Irene makes its way up the East Coast.

08/27/2011

Atlantic Beach (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

8 Long Island Beaches Closed After Medical Waste Washes Ashore

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.

08/20/2011

A whale is seen on the beach - Atlantic Beach, NY - Jun 9, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Large Whale Washes Ashore In Atlantic Beach, Long Island; Likely Hit By Passing Ship

A finback whale that washed up dead on a New York beach likely was killed when it was hit by a passing ship.

06/09/2011