We recently presented Heroism Awards, the Town’s highest honor, to several of our Overlook Beach lifeguards in recognition of various saves they made both in June and July.
In late June, a young girl was swimming in the ocean at Overlook when she got caught in a small rip current. Lifeguards Tommy Corcoran Jr. and David Guerra acted quickly, rescuing the swimmer from the water and getting her back to shore.
In early July, a 16 year old boy was skim boarding outside of the swimming area and suffered an injury. Assistant Chief Lifeguard Kurt Lassen and Boatswain Pat Fallot came to the boy’s aid and cared for him until further help could arrive and transport him to the hospital.
Our lifeguards are some of the best on Long Island and we thank them for the work they do to keep our pool and beaches safe all summer long.
For more information on how to avoid rip currents and stay safe at the beach, click here.