Islip, NY – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and members of the Town Board were proud to recognize a group of Town of Islip Ocean Lifeguards who facilitated the rescue of three beachgoers while on duty at Kismet’s ocean-side beach.

On Saturday, July 29, 2023, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Ocean Lifeguards Luke Olsen, Noah Chernik, and Peter Lepore observed three swimmers caught in a strong rip tide. The swimmers were quickly pulled 20 yards past the breaker line and continued to drift, requiring an immediate rescue from the lifeguard team.

Leaping quickly into action, Luke Olsen ran to the water, proceeding directly to the swimmers despite injuring his ankle when entering the rough surf. As Luke swam rescue equipment out to the swimmers, lifeguard Peter Lepore fed a rescue line from the shore while lifeguard Noah Chernik proceeded through the water to assist Luke with the swimmers.

Thanks to the quick actions of Luke, Noah, and Peter, all three swimmers were recovered and brought back to shore safely, where they required no further assistance.

“This is an important reminder to all why it is necessary to stay within the boundaries where lifeguards can see you, and a prime example of the heroic dedication and readiness our lifeguards exhibit daily,” said Supervisor Carpenter.