Up-close, embedded look at elite LI Guard unit training to rescue astronauts

POSTED 5:48 PM, NOVEMBER 25, 2019, BY JAMES FORD AND KEITH LOPEZ, UPDATED AT 05:49PM, NOVEMBER 25, 2019 WESTHAMPTON, L.I. — Jumping out of planes and on to personal watercraft by parachute, from 3,500 feet — that’s just part of the life-risking activities that some elite airmen from our region engage in in order to save lives. And now […]

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November 26, 2019

Deceased minke whale found in East Hampton

Atlantic Marine Conservation Society is currently responding to a deceased minke whale in East Hampton. The whale had been reported initially as alive and in poor condition, but the animal died shortly before the team arrived on scene. We are working with East Hampton Town Marine Patrol, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, and NOAA Fisheries […]

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November 23, 2019

Humpback whale washes up in Southampton

AMSEAS is currently responding to a deceased humpback whale in Southampton. The 27.5-foot animal is now out of the surf and a necropsy will begin this afternoon. Stay tuned for updates! If you see a deceased, sick, or injured marine animal, immediately call the NYS Stranding Hotline at 631.369.9829 Source: https://www.facebook.com/amseasorg/

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November 14, 2019

Vehicle In Surf At Smith Point Sparks Water Rescue

(Mastic Beach Fire Department Facebook photo.) The vehicle was seen in the surf at the Smith Point outer beach Saturday afternoon, fire department officials say. By Lisa Finn, Patch Staff Sep 21, 2019 9:07 pm ET SHIRLEY, NY — A vehicle was found in the surf at the Smith Point outer beach Saturday. The Mastic Beach […]

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September 21, 2019

Cassie Dooley Completes SUP11 City Tour in the Netherlands

Congratulations Cassie Dooley, 2013 Lifeguard of the Year, on finishing the SUP11 City Tour in the Netherlands. The longest and one of the most rigorous SUP (Stand Up Paddle) races in the world. 220 km in 5 days!! Nice Job!

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September 16, 2019

2019 Ian Fogarty

Lifeguard of the Year – Ian Fogarty Ian Fogarty is a SUNY Cortland Alumni that started his lifeguard career here at Smith Point in 2004. After the 2015 season Ian hung up his greens for a pair of blues and became a member of the New York City Police Department. However, after being a MOS (Member […]

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2019 Summer Season is over!

And we are off… and just like that 2019 season is over. Please be safe, be smart and remember … always swim near a lifeguard! Beach Safety Tips1.Swim only in guarded area.2.Do not dive into shallow water.3.No ball playing or Frisbees on shore line.4.Never swim alone.5.Children should always swim with adult supervision.6.Check with lifeguards on […]

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September 3, 2019