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Brooklyn Residents Call For Additional Resources to Prevent Beach Drownings

Adams said the city would add resources including signs, park enforcement patrol officers, and an FDNY and NYPD presence to prevent further drownings.

Facing mounting pressure to do something about drownings at the city’s beaches, New York City Mayor Eric Adams insists safety is improving. There were a record-breaking 800,000 visitors to the city’s 14 miles of beaches during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. But with so many people comes risk. There have been several recent drownings, including two sisters who went for a swim off Coney Island Beach after hours. Adams attended their funeral. “It was a real painful moment of having these two children die this way,” Adams said. Click here to read more on