NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Swimmers have been pressured out of the water at Rockaway Beach once more Thursday after there have been a number of shark sightings.
All seashores inside six blocks of 131st Road have been closed to swimming.
There was one other sighting off Lengthy Island at Lido Beach on Thursday morning.
Hempstead officers say lifeguards noticed the shark whereas they have been coaching.
Swimmers have been pressured out of the water however have been later allowed again in — knee-deep solely — whereas further patrols stored a watch on the ocean.
“There was a fin within the space. The shark regarded about six to seven toes. It was circling. It was within the sandbar. It was about 25 yards off,” lifeguard Frank Falcone stated.
“Our lifeguards are educated in identification of the sharks. We now have all of the precautions obligatory,” Hempstead City Supervisor Don Clavin stated.
Nassau County Govt Laura Curran says that is the twentieth confirmed sighting within the county this summer time. She says that’s three greater than the identical time final yr.
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