Reggie Jones, Jones Beach’s Longest-Serving Lifeguard, Dies at 93

He began keeping an eye on beachgoers in 1944 and kept doing it for 64 summers. He made more than 1,000 ocean rescues in his career.

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A Summer of No-Contact Rescues: How Lifeguards Have Changed Their Ways

Guards have tested positive. After-work parties are frowned upon. The pandemic has upended lifeguarding.

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Beaches Are Open in N.Y.C., but Virus Worries Linger

Shorelines are finally open for swimming, but outbreaks across the country have given officials pause about the city’s wider reopening.

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Coronavirus and Beaches: Can I Safely Enjoy the Sun, Surf and Sand?

As states reopen, experts say socially distant outdoor activities, like swimming or running along the shore, are some of the safer ways to re-engage with the world. Here, tips for how to enjoy the beach now.

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Body of Former Pro Wrestler Shad Gaspard Found on Beach

Shad Gaspard, 39, was caught in a rip current with his 10-year-old son, Aryeh. His last words were “just secure my son, rescue my son,” the authorities said.

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