Swimming at Jones Beach stops after 2 shark sightings

Swimming at Jones Beach stops after 2 shark sightings

Swimming at three standard Lengthy Island seashores was halted Thursday after two sharks have been noticed — the most recent in a rash of current sightings, officers stated.

The Jones Seaside State Park seashores — Central Mall, the East Bathhouse and West Bathhouse — have been closed at 12:15 p.m., a rep for the seashore stated.

The shark-related swimming ban was later lifted however of us nonetheless couldn’t go within the water because of lightning as of 4 p.m. Thursday, the rep stated.

The shark scare, which was reported by state police, got here after a number of different sharks have been noticed in Lengthy Island waters, together with at Tobay Seaside and and Davis Park Seaside, earlier in July.

The Jones Seaside State Park seashores have been closed at 12:15 p.m.Dennis A. Clark

A shark bit Shawn Donnelly at Smith Level County Seaside.Dennis A. Clark

Donnelly left with a deep wound.

Lifeguard Zach Gallo beforehand was attacked by a shark at an area seashore.Dennis A. Clark

Shark sightings have occurred at plenty of Lengthy Island seashores this summer season. Getty Photos/iStockphoto

Not less than six folks — together with lifeguards, surfers  and vacationers — have additionally been bitten by sharks prior to now three weeks, based on victims and officers.

A New York State Parks rep couldn’t instantly verify that swimming on the Jones Seaside websites had been reopened as of three:30 p.m. Thursday.

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