Beachgoers wary after multiple shark sightings

<p>Jones Beach was temporarily shut down after a shark sighting, and two sharks were caught off Fire Island Thursday -&nbsp;just one day after two young people were apparently bitten.</p>

News 12 Staff

Jul 19, 2018, 9:57 AM

Updated 2,140 days ago

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Jones Beach was temporarily shut down after a shark sighting, and two sharks were caught off Fire Island Thursday - just one day after two young people were apparently bitten.
Lifeguards at Jones Beach spotted a sand shark near the Central Mall around noon, and kept swimmers from entering the water for about one hour.
Officials also said that multiple sharks were caught Wednesday, and two more were caught Thursday off Fire Island.
News 12 reported that a 13-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl were bitten while in the ocean Wednesday at separate beaches on Fire Island. Both are expected to be OK.
A tooth was removed from the boys’ leg, which is being examined by state officials. 
Jim Gilmore, of the state DEC, says it has been confirmed that the boy was bitten by a shark, but officials are still trying to determine the species.
During a news conference at Good Samaritan Hospital, officials say the female victim, Lola Pollina, had minor surgery on her leg and is in good condition.


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