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Weekend Bits: Pedestrian Struck, Drowning and More


Here are some tips we got over the weekend:

Hit and Run? A reader sent in the above photo, saying, “May not be able to see to the left of the man in yellow shirt, but it is a man leaning over a woman who was just hit by a car turning on Ocean and W. Her leg is broken. I was asleep and awoke to screams. I thought someone might have been mugged but instead this was the case. It might have been a hit and run.” This happened on Saturday, around midnight.

Drowning in Brighton? Reader Elina N. sent in a note a little before 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, saying, “Someone drowned right now in Brighton beach, search crew and boats and helicopters everywhere.” Well, boats and choppers don’t always mean someone drowned, as we’ve already learned. Gothamist Maps has this listed as “Water Job” at West 12th Street on the boardwalk.

Trapped Under the Boardwalk: No, it’s not a new R. Kelly hip hopera. A few hours after the above incident on Sunday, there were reports of a person being trapped under the boardwalk on Brighton 4th Street.

Gerritsen Fire: And since we were over at Gothamist Maps checking on some of the above incidents, there was this one that no one’s mentioned. A fire broke out at around 5:13 p.m. yesterday. That’s all we’ve got.

If you have any information about the above incidents or any other news, please leave it in the comments section or e-mail us. Thanks!

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  1. Don't have any additional information. However, a few weeks ago I saw a man walk under the ramp to the Boardwalk at Brighton 4th Street and he suddenly disappeared. I became curious and decided to investigate. There is a small hole in the fence which he must have entered. Who knows why he wanted to go there, but I said to myself that that was kind of dangerous since it is probably the only opening. What if someone decides to seal it while he is under the boardwalk? Maybe that's what happened. Wonder if it was him. Or perhaps there is something going on under there we are not aware of.

  2. actually I saw on gothamist a while back probably 2 months or so that lots of homeless people live underneath the boardwalk in tents and makeshift housing so its not surprising to hear that someone had gone under it… what is surprising is to hear that someone was trapped… if you walk a long enough distance in one way or another you can just walk out in a number of spots

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