NEW YORK — New York City officials have extended beach closures beyond Labor Day, citing continued deadly rip currents caused by storm system Hermine.
City parks officials say Monday beaches will also be closed to swimming, bathing and surfing on Tuesday.
The New York Post (http://nyp.st/2bWJP2r) reports police issued $80 tickets to at least four surfers at the famed summertime Rockaway Beach surf spot.
An emergency worker who dived into the Atlantic at Coney Island to save a swimmer who violated the ban told the newspaper the current felt like a “300-pound guy pulling me back out to sea.”
On Monday, officials also lifted a voluntary evacuation of Fire Island, a thin strip of land off of Long Island’s southern shore.