By CBSNewYork Team

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.

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Alfasi quickly jumped into the water and grabbed the young man.

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The Long Beach water rescue team soon joined in and helped bring the swimmer to shore.

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The victim was treated at the scene.

CBSNewYork Team