Rescuers were searching for two men who were swept out to the Long Island Sound while fishing near a boat launch in Wading River Saturday afternoon, authorities said.
An 18-year-old man, a 20-year-old man and a third man were fishing near the shore off Creek Road when an outgoing current swept them away. The third man was able to hold onto a rock, but the water was too much for the other two. Witnesses on the beach then called 911. READ
What caused thousands of blue mussels to appear along the shoreline in the Jamesport area this week hasn’t officially been determined. However, a local biologist believes the culprit may be rising water temperatures in the Long Island Sound.
A pair of Suffolk County police officers helped a family of boaters from Brentwood who had drifted in the Long Island Sound near Wading River Saturday evening, according to a police press release. READ
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, backed by about 30 elected officials, announced on Thursday the state may take legal action against the Environmental Protection Agency to stop a plan to allow dumping in Long Island Sound of materials dug up from dredging. READ
At a series of public hearings late last summer, environmentalists and elected officials from across the region came out in strong opposition to the Army Corps of Engineers’ latest plan for disposing of dredged materials in Long Island Sound.