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.
New York Gov. Andrew this week announced expanded swimming opportunities, and lifeguard coverage, for state pools and beaches along Long Island.
Lifeguards gathered at Jones Beach on Tuesday looking for recognition in the form of a raise, which they haven’t received in 10 years.
Pamela Glennon dashed over to perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation when she saw lifeguards starting emergency procedures.
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.
Parks commissioner Adrian Benepe says because of the economy, the city has had no trouble recruiting lifeguards starting at $13.50/hour.