NY Orders Enhanced Shark Patrols on Long Island Beaches Amid Series of Encounters

New York state has ordered enhanced shark patrols at Long Island State Park beaches after a series of recent encounters left lifeguards, surfers and swimmers gashed on some of the South Shore’s most popular stretches of sand.

Three people were attacked at the same beach — Smith Point County Park, a Fire Island barrier beach — within a 10-day span last week, leading to multiple but temporary closures of swimming areas. None of the injuries was life-threatening, but a number of the people who discovered their skin torn after feeling pain needed stitches to close their wounds.  Read More ……

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