Great South Bay
The men set off to go clamming around 1:30 Sunday afternoon and their boat sank in the choppy waters around 7:15 p.m.
Fish and wildlife are thriving in the Great South Bay, and scientists have credited Mother Nature’s breach of Fire Island for it all. But not everyone wants to keep it that way.
Superstorm Sandy wrought terrible destruction, but it may have had at least one benefit: Healthier conditions for marine life in Long Island’s Great South Bay.
If it’s breached, don’t fix it. That was the message Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) had for New York lawmakers at a public hearing Wednesday regarding “New Inlet.”
The speedboat slammed into a fishing boat around 4:50 a.m., killing 39-year-old Christopher Mannino, of West Islip, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.
Police and Coast Guard will be out in full force stopping any boat owner who is speeding or operating the vessel in a reckless manner.
The effects of Monday’s heavy rain lingered this morning on Long Island, WCBS 880 Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.
The Coast Guard said that the crash happened at about 4:50 a.m. on Saturday in the Great South Bay, just west of the Robert Moses Causeway near West Islip. One man fell off the recreational vessel and disappeared.
Four adults and two children were hurt after their pleasure craft was struck by another boat on Long Island early Friday morning, the coast guard says.
Authorities on Long Island suspect a serial killer may be responsible for the deaths of four prostitutes found in December dumped just steps from an isolated beach highway.
Emergency responders on Long Island rescued an 11-year-old girl who had fallen through the ice on the partially frozen Great South Bay.
Laura Serrano, of Bay Shore, blames issues at the Bergen Point Sewage Treatment Plant for her Homan Avenue home being twice flooded by sewage.
Police said he was last seen by his wife sitting on a dock. That was an hour and 15 minutes before he was discovered in the water.
Did you hear today’s Destination: Long Island report about moonlight fishing on Great South Bay?
Two people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a 32-foot boat crashed into a jetty off of Long Island.