JONES BEACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Lifeguards noticed a shark Tuesday morning at Jones Seaside.
Based on a New York State Parks spokesperson, lifeguards noticed the shark at 11:15 a.m. off the Central Mall space of the seashore.
The shark was noticed on and off at Discipline 2 as properly.
Swimming has been prohibited.
The sighting comes a day after a lifeguard was bitten in the water.
Officers didn’t specify what animal bit that lifeguard.
State Parks officers stated a lifeguard was within the water round 11 a.m. Monday when he felt a chew on his left calf after which noticed a fin. He was left with a gash about an inch lengthy.
Swimming was suspended for about three hours.
There have been shark sightings last week at Jones Seaside and Nickerson Seaside, following an unprecedented 20 sightings final 12 months.
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran despatched a tweet saying police are “intensifying aerial and water patrols out of an abundance of warning,” and urged folks to remain calm.
Resulting from a number of reported shark sightings, @NassauCountyPD is intensifying aerial and water patrols out of an abundance of warning. I urge residents to remain calm, use widespread sense and comply with lifeguard directions.
— Laura Curran (@NassauExecutive) July 26, 2021
Based on Parks officers, among the finest methods to keep away from sharks are:
- Keep away from areas the place individuals are swimming.
- Keep away from swimming as nightfall.
- Swim in teams near the shore.
The lifeguard was handled on the seashore, then taken to a hospital to be checked out. We’re instructed he’s doing simply positive.
The incident comes amid as cownose rays are also alarming swimmers in our area, with some complicated them for sharks.