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Water rescue near Rober Moses State Park on Aug. 24, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

Suffolk Marine Unit Rescues Three From Sinking Boat Near Robert Moses State Park

Before emergency crews could arrive, two Good Samaritans passing by on a 26-foot boat rescued Michael Scaringi’s 12-year-old son from the sinking boat.

08/24/2014

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Suffolk Marine Unit Rescues 8 From Sinking Boat In Great South Bay

Suffolk County police said members of the Marine Bureau were patrolling at around 2:22 a.m. when they encountered a 32-foot Carrera boat taking on water after both engines had failed.

08/23/2014

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Long Island Jet Ski Accident Leaves Man Critically Injured

A man was critically injured late Sunday afternoon when his jet ski crashed offshore from Long Island.

07/21/2014

6AM. Venetian Blvd and Shore Place - March 7, 2013 (credit: Eileen Lehpamer / 1010 WINS)

LI Officials Launch Pilot Program To Prevent South Shore Flooding

Residents contend saltwater from the Great South Bay creeps up driveways, corroding cars and damaging yards and foundations whenever they get substantial rain.

01/14/2014

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L.I. Men Rescued 12 Hours After Boat Capsizes

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.

10/08/2013

Fire Island Map After Sandy (credit: USGS)

Debate Mounts Over Whether To Close Breach On Fire Island

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.

08/06/2013

Fire Island National Seashor

Report: Superstorm Sandy May Have Helped Cleanse Great South Bay

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.

06/08/2013

Fire Island Map After Sandy (credit: USGS)

Environmentalists: Fire Island Breach Is A Gift From Sandy

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.”

01/30/2013

Brian Andreski (credit: (credit: Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office)

Man Becomes First In NYS To Be Charged With Aggravated Vehicular Homicide In A Boat

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.

09/12/2012

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Officials Announce New Safety Efforts After Fatal Weekend Boating Collision On L.I.

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.

06/26/2012

Warning Sign at Huntington Harbor beach - Huntington, NY - Jun 26, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Storm Runoff Forces Swimmers From Long Island Beaches

The effects of Monday’s heavy rain lingered this morning on Long Island, WCBS 880 Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.

06/26/2012

Rescuers search for the missing person in the Great South Bay. (Credit: Sophia Hall/ WCBS 880)

Body Of Fisherman Found Following Extensive Search Off L.I.’s Southern Coast

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.

06/23/2012

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6 Injured After 2 Boats Collided In Great South Bay

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.

07/15/2011

FILE - Authorities aboard a Nassau County police helicopter search for possible victims of a suspected serial killer along Ocean Parkway at Jones Beach in Wantagh, N.Y., in this April 14, 2011 file photo. 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, but news this week that other killers have used the same strip of Ocean Parkway near Jones Beach as a dumping ground of death ratcheted up an already intense investigation. (AP Photo/Robert Mecea, File)

LI Beach Community Becomes Dumping Ground Of Death

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.

05/14/2011

Cracks in the ice (Credit: AP)

Long Island Girl Rescued After Falling Through Ice

Emergency responders on Long Island rescued an 11-year-old girl who had fallen through the ice on the partially frozen Great South Bay.

01/17/2011

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