Health experts urge Bronx swimmers to stay safe before heading into the ocean to cool off

Lifeguards are on duty from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at city beaches.

News 12 Staff, Samantha Chaney and Elly Morillo

Jun 20, 2024, 10:13 AM

Updated 31 days ago

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Today marks the first official day of summer, and New York City health experts have a few recommendations before cooling off at the beach.
Officials say to never swim under the influence of drugs or alcohol and to watch out for currents.
The state's health department says reports show that most drownings happen to those who know how to swim. That's why that even those comfortable in the water should avoid risks and closed sections of the beach.
Lifeguards are on duty from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at city beaches. If you don't see one, don't get in the water.
This comes as police say a 66-year-old man had to be rescued from nearly drowning in the water at Orchard Beach on Wednesday. Officials from the city's parks department tell News 12 lifeguards were on duty at the time to rescue the man.
While New York City's outdoor pools do not open for another week, but indoor pools are open year-round.


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