Rockaway Residents Find Syringes Littering Beach, Report Says
ROCKAWAY BEACH — Surf and sand weren't the only things beachgoers found in the Rockaways.
Several syringes, including one with its needle intact, were found near Beach 116th Street, prompting beachgoer Faye Moore to complain to the station that if somebody was walking along the beach and was not paying attention, "they could puncture themselves, get [Hepatitis]-C" or other infectious diseases.
Earlier a concerned Rockaway mom emailed NBC, telling the station she had found eight needles on the popular beach Sunday night.
Crews cleaned up the medical waste Monday after being alerted by the station, NBC officials said.
It was not clear if the syringes washed up on the shore as medical waste or were discarded by partying beachgoers, according to the station.