No swimming at Long Beach due to dangerous rip currents, day after drowning

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LONG BEACH, N.Y. — The chief of lifeguards at Long Beach has temporarily banned swimming due to extreme rip currents, the city’s website announced Tuesday.

The message reads: “Everyone is still welcome to visit the beach. However, the water is deemed too dangerous for swimming at this time.”

Lifeguards will reevaluate the status of rip currents later Tuesday morning.

On Monday, a 26-year-old Brooklyn man drowned in Long Beach. Later that evening, two women riding a watercraft were hurt after crashing into a bridge in Reynolds Channel.