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Hewlett resident Cary Epstein honored for lifeguard saving efforts

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Hewlett resident and Jones Beach lifeguard Cary Epstein was one of five lifeguards honored by Assemblywoman Judy Griffin, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and State Sen. Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Beach) with a certificate of recognition for their live saving efforts in making a save during the Polar Bear Plunge in February.

Epstein has been a lifeguard at Jones Beach for over 20 years and was named New York State Lifeguard of the Year in 2017. He serves as a lifeguard supervisor, and for the past decade has directed the junior lifeguard competitive team at Jones Beach. He is also a lieutenant and certified emergency medical technician with the Hewlett Fire Department as well as a cardiopulmonary resuscitation instructor.