Shark sighting prompts scare at Jones Beach

The State Parks Department tells News 12 it

The State Parks Department tells News 12 it got a report about a shark in the water at Jones Beach at Field 6. (July 25, 2014 1:23 PM)

A shark scare forced swimmers from the water at Jones Beach this afternoon.

The State Parks Department tells News 12 it got a report about a shark in the water at Jones Beach at Field 6.

A witness had said they thought it was a thresher shark.

Officials tell News 12 they've confirmed it was not a shark, but a skate.

Long Island beach-goers are hyper-sensitive to potential...

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