Apparently it was a false alarm – someone called in to report a drowning, but thankfully no one did drown. The FDNY, though, was there almost immediately. It’s really amazing how quickly they can get to a life threatening situation – and it makes us feel a lot safer in case anything imperative does happen. We know Astoria is being carefully taken care of.
Now, listen Astorians. You have got to stay safe! Do not attempt to swim in the water at Astoria Park – under any circumstances. If you happen to drop something in the water, LEAVE IT. It’s not worth risking your life! Today there was a false alarm, but we don’t ever want to turn on the news and hear about a real drowning. If you want to swim – go to Astoria pool!