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