Rescuers from the NYPD Air and Marine Units, the United States Coast Guard Air and Sea Units, FDNY Marine Units and countless personnel on land all converged on Rockaway Beach near Shore Front Parkway and 96th Street in Queens on Tuesday afternoon, after a 15yr old boy and a 16yr old boy, both friends, went into the rough surf and did not surface.
The boys were at the beach enjoying the unseasonably warm weather with at least two other teens when tragedy struck.
New York City beaches were officially closed after September 8th, and Life Guards were not on duty. Two teen friends of the missing boys were seen waiting with authorities on the beach as the search progressed.
Rescuers diligently searched the waters until late on Tuesday evening when operations ended for the day without locating the boys.
The search resumed on Wednesday morning but as of 10:30AM, the bodies of the two boys were still not found. The search continues.
A 69yr old man riding his bicycle eastbound on 3rd Avenue in Brooklyn on Monday was rushed to New York University Lutheran Medical Center in critical condition after he was struck and run over by a truck.
The truck, bearing the name Manor Paving, was also traveling eastbound on 3rd Avenue when the driver proceeded to turn right onto 31st Street whereupon he struck the cyclist, who was wearing a safety helmet.
FDNY, NYPD and EMS personnel rushed to the scene and worked feverishly to extricate the man, whose leg was entangled in the warped bicycle. A Tourniquet was applied to the mans’ right leg before he was loaded into a FDNY ambulance and taken expeditiously to the hospital.
The 44yr old driver of the truck remained at the scene and as of today, Friday, there is no indication that he faces any charges. There is also no update on the condition of the cyclist. A NYPD spokesperson stated that the Investigation is still ongoing.
A 49yr old man operating a freight elevator inside the historic Puck Building at 281 Mulberry Street in Manhattan is lucky to be alive after he stepped into the open elevator shaft on the first floor and fell to the basement.
The man, who could be heard groaning in pain as he was brought out of the building by firefighters and loaded into an ambulance, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital for treatment. The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time.
According to a spokesperson from the New York City Department of Buildings, the man used what is known as a ‘Drop Key’ to open the elevator hoistway doors before his fall.
The man was not authorized to use the ‘Drop Key’, says the Department of Buildings, which is only to be used by Elevator Technicians and Emergency Responders. The DOB has issued a Violation to the owner of the building for ‘Failure to Safeguard the Elevator’. The elevator itself was not found to be defective.
Police and Firefighters responding to a report of people with difficulty breathing inside of the Newport School, also known as Public School 184, at 273 Newport Street in Brooklyn, found a number of children suffering from the effects of pepper spray, with runny eyes and noses. There were reports of some children vomiting.
According to authorities, a total of twenty people were evaluated after an eight year old boy brought a can of pepper spray to school and discharged it inside of a classroom.
Eleven children and one adult female staffer were removed to Brookdale Hospital for further treatment and observation. An Investigation into the incident is ongoing.
The United States Army Corp of Engineers, working with the National Transportation Safety Board and NYPD divers, lifted the red Eurocopter Helicopter involved in the multi fatal crash from the East River at the docks at East 23rd Street in Manhattan on Monday March 12, 2018.