A National Weather Service advisory for strong rip currents was in effect at the time of the rescue and surf height at the time of the rescue was approximately four feet.
Two Suffolk County police officers and an off-duty lifeguard rescued three men who got caught in a rip current off Fire Island Friday afternoon.
The 13-mile, $207 million dune project was designed by the Army Corps of Engineers, but Suffolk is responsible for acquiring the land.
Summer visitors to Fire Island have often enjoyed free parking on the mainland, but when business owners in Bay Shore complained that customers could not shop because of the clutter of cars.
The dangerous and venomous Portuguese man o’ war has now been spotted along Long Island from Robert Moses State Park all the way to Montauk, according to an environmental group.
Two children on Fire Island were among the latest victims of the stinging Portuguese man o’ war.
A fire was raging Thursday afternoon in a hotel on Fire Island.
Authorities say a dead humpback whale washed up near the east end of Fire Island.
Parts of the Fire Island National Seashore are now closed to the public for two weeks while the race is on to stop one of the most destructive forest pests.
The southern pine beetles have become a big problem on Long Island, killing tree after tree.
Just weeks before the start of the tourist season, fire destroyed four buildings on Cherry Grove.
Coast Guard Petty Officer Morgan Gallapis said the search began Saturday afternoon after a crew member reported the tugboat was sinking.
Close to 400 people were stranded on the island after conditions from Tuesday’s nor’easter were deemed too dangerous for boats to travel.
The Audubon’s lawsuit claims the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ $207 million dune-replenishment project would harm piping plovers by destroying their habitat.
A court fight over the piping plover is holding up a $207 million plan to replenish the sand along a 19-mile stretch of Fire Island.