LONG BEACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — An off-duty Long Island lifeguard is being credited with rescuing a swimmer in distress.
Rookie Long Beach lifeguard Nickoli Alfasi was riding his bike on the boardwalk Thursday night when he spotted the swimmer struggling with the current near a jetty.READ MORE: Judge Rules Mayor De Blasio, Former NYPD Commissioner Will Not Have To Take Stand In Inquiry Into Eric Garner's Death
Alfasi quickly jumped into the water and grabbed the young man.READ MORE: Infant Girl, Mother Injured When Car Crashes Into Yonkers Store
The Long Beach water rescue team soon joined in and helped bring the swimmer to shore.MORE NEWS: 2 Abandoned Black Swans Rescued On Long Island
The victim was treated at the scene.