Mike McDonnell

Dennis Kane stands above the charred remains of his destroyed home in the hard hit Breezy Point neighborhood on December 7, 2012. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Queens Lifeguard Who Saved Six Lives During Superstorm Sandy Dies In Puerto Rico

Dylan Smith, a lifeguard who lived in the Rockaways, died in an apparent surfing accident in Puerto Rico over the weekend.


Mike McDonnell (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Belle Harbor Man Who Saved Neighbors During Sandy To Launch Charitable Foundation

The lifelong resident of Beach 130th Street in the Rockaways said despite his current homelessness, he will start a non-profit he has named the Bridgerope Foundation For The Rockaways.


Destroyed House In Belle Harbor (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Belle Harbor Residents Tell Harrowing Stories From Sandy On ‘60 Minutes’

Residents of Belle Harbor, Queens, recalled their harrowing experience during the horrors of Superstorm Sandy on “60 Minutes” Sunday.


Mike McDonnell (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Belle Harbor Man Rescues Six Neighbors From House Fire With Makeshift Rope Ladder, Surf Board

McDonnell carried four of his neighbors, one by one, on his back to the house next door. But as the flames spread, McDonnell had to think quickly to save his neighbors.