Biting bluefish chase swimmers from LI beach
(AP) - Call it Jaws light.
A school of aggressive bluefish turned on swimmers at a LongIsland beach Friday, biting two before lifeguards evacuated thewater.
One person was bitten on the foot. Another suffered a hand bite.
The incident happened at about 2:45 p.m. at Hither Hills StatePark in Montauk.
Marine biologists say bluefish aren't man-eaters but willsometimes bite people by mistake while they are chasing bait fishnear the shoreline.
They have sharp teeth and range considerably in size, from justa few inches long to more than 20 pounds.