Officials: 2 people bitten by sharks in Long Island waters

There were two separate shark attacks on Long Island Wednesday, officials say.

News 12 Staff

Jul 13, 2022, 11:32 PM

Updated 642 days ago

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There were two separate shark attacks on Long Island Wednesday, officials say.
The first incident happened early in the day when officials say a surfer was bit on the leg by a shark at Smith Point Beach. It marked the second shark bite in 10 days at the same location.
The Mastic Beach Ambulance Company responded to treat that victim. Officials say the surfer had a 4-inch gash on the leg from the bite.
Another incident occurred at Seaview Beach on Fire Island later in the evening around 6:05 p.m.
Suffolk County police say a 48-year-old Arizona man was standing in waist deep water when a shark came up from behind and bit him on the left wrist and buttocks.
The man walked out of the water and was transported via Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.
Ocean Beach Fire Department Chief Ian Levin says the victim did not have a lot of feeling in his fingers and wasn't able to move them a lot.
Two lifeguards were also recently bitten by sharks at both Smith Point Beach and Ocean Beach.


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