Fire Island beaches reopen after apparent shark attacks


Fire Island beaches reopen after apparent shark attacks

Only about 10 cases of shark bites on people have ever been documented in NY state, the last one in 1948.

Lola wasn't alone, with almost identical bandaging slapped on the 13-year-old victim who had been boogie boarding just four and a half miles away.

The children received medical attention on the scene.

"The water is lovely, it is magnificent here. but the water can be treacherous", Carpenter said.

A tooth was removed from the boys' leg, which is being examined by state officials. That tooth is being analyzed. The 12-year-old girl had several deep gashes to one of their legs.

Lola has already undergone plastic surgery to minimize her scar and is expected to make a full recovery, according to her doctors.

"I didn't think about it till we got out of the water and saw lifeguards wrapping his leg up, blood all over the place", one camper said. "I didn't think it was actually happening". "Because it pulled, and then I kind of looked at it, and I was like, oh my gosh". Warning: Graphic photo In a third possible incident, the superintendent at Jones Beach said swimmers were evacuated from the water at Robert Moses State Park after a lifeguard spotted a shark. His daughter, who concurred with her father's assessment, said she had come through the incident intact.

Her mom said she's signed up to attend the same camp program that the bitten 13-year-old boy was part of and she's still "gung-ho" to go in a few weeks.

"I am relieved that both teenagers who were attacked have been released from the hospital", Mr Cuomo said. Two 8-foot sand sharks were caught about 100 feet off Atlantique beach after the beaches were reopened, said Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter at the press conference.

"The water is lovely".

Two children suffered shark attacks in waters off Fire Island on Wednesday, July 18, prompting officials to close certain beaches on South Shore.

For years, researchers and scientists have been trying to discover if the Long Island shoreline is a nursery for sharks.



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