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Long Beach beach patrol (Credit: CBS 2)

Lifeguards On High Alert Over The Weekend As Storm Prompts Rip Current Concerns

Lifeguards at area beaches were on high alert over the weekend as the danger of rip currents increased along the south shore of Long Island.

07/06/2014

Long Beach beach patrol (Credit: CBS 2)

Long Beach Lifeguards On High Alert Due To Rip Currents

In Long Beach, the town deployed more than 100 beach patrol personnel Saturday to cover more than 4 miles of beach.

07/05/2014

Beachgoers hit the sand in Belmar, N.J., on May, 25, 2014. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Lifeguards Spread A Serious Message As Shore Towns Prepare For The 4th Of July

Major replenishment projects at the Jersey shore have most towns ready for the Fourth of July, and have made Sandy feel like a distant memory.

06/30/2014

Dr. Angela Beale gets kids swimming at an early age. (Credit: Dr. Angela Beale)

Adelphi Instructor: Get Kids Swimming At An Early Age

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.

06/22/2013

Beachgoers on Long Island are enjoying the surf before Hurricane Earl may hit the shores with dangerous storms.

More Lifeguards, Swimming Opportunities On Long Island This Year

New York Gov. Andrew this week announced expanded swimming opportunities, and lifeguard coverage, for state pools and beaches along Long Island.

06/01/2013

(credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Long Island Lifeguards Call For Pay Raise

Lifeguards gathered at Jones Beach on Tuesday looking for recognition in the form of a raise, which they haven’t received in 10 years.

07/17/2012

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Nurse Rescues Child Who Nearly Drowns At Staten Island Pool

Pamela Glennon dashed over to perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation when she saw lifeguards starting emergency procedures.

07/07/2011

Lifeguards on Long Island beach

Swimming Safety A Major Concern On Long Island During Sweltering Heat Wave

Thousands of people jammed Long Island’s South Shore, hoping cool breezes and ocean waters would save them from the sweltering temperatures.However, some beaches were closed and safety was a concern, reports CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan.

06/08/2011

A lifeguard keeps watch on the water on Coney Island, New York. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

All NYC Beaches, Pools Covered By Lifeguards

Parks commissioner Adrian Benepe says because of the economy, the city has had no trouble recruiting lifeguards starting at $13.50/hour.

05/28/2011