It was advice two Brooklyn victims failed to heed when they went swimming off the Long Island shore.
A Brooklyn man who was pulled from the water off Long Beach, Long Island, on Saturday night after being caught in a rip current has died, police said.
Crimmins had a medical condition that caused seizures, the Ocean County Prosecutors Office said.
Authorities say John Crimmins was with friends in the ocean off of Mantoloking when he suddenly disappeared from their sight around 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
The missing swimming was found dead in the surf about a half-hour later near Strickland Street, authorities said.
Justin McConville was found at the bottom of a 4-foot above-ground pool at 7:11 p.m., police said.
New York Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver says they’ve gone to extra lengths to ensure safety.
Karen Gabrielsen, 50, was found unconscious and not breathing in Holbrook.
It was an open casket service for 13-year-olds Wellington Gavin and Erikson Villa.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s foundation is donating $10 million to a program aimed at preventing the drowning of Bangladeshi children who may be improperly supervised while their parents are at work.
An instructor at Adelphi University is working to end drowning tragedies by urging parents to get their children into the water at an early age.
As the summer approaches and families return to the pools and beaches, Nassau County officials are advising families to take precautions.
A man and woman are dead after their SUV crashed into a lake at a state park north of New York City.