NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Swimmers were forced retired of the h2o astatine Rockaway Beach again Thursday day aft determination were aggregate shark sightings.
All beaches wrong six blocks of 131st Street were closed to swimming.
Beach-goers are besides being urged to enactment retired of the h2o astatine Rockaway Beach owed to inadequate h2o quality.
There was different sighting disconnected Long Island astatine Lido Beach connected Thursday morning.
Hempstead officials accidental lifeguards spotted the shark portion they were grooming astir 10:45 a.m.
Swimmers were forced retired of the h2o but were aboriginal allowed backmost successful — knee-deep lone — portion other patrols kept an oculus connected the ocean.
“There was a fin successful the area. The shark looked astir six to 7 feet. It was circling. It was successful the sandbar. It was astir 25 yards off,” lifeguard Frank Falcone said.
“Our lifeguards are trained successful recognition of the sharks. We person each the precautions necessary,” Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin said.
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran says this is the 20th confirmed sighting successful the region this summer. She says that’s 3 much than the aforesaid clip past year.