Sharks off Long Island: Sharks Long Island Beach
Published: July 24, 2015
Sharks off Long Island: Sharks Long Island Beach, Swimmers at a Long Island beach got some real-life “Jaws” thrills Thursday when two 6-foot sharks were spotted swimming near the shore, authorities said.
A lifeguard at Tobay Beach in the town of Oyster Bay reported seeing the pair of sharks close to the shore at around 11:50 a.m., Nassau County police said.
Officers deployed in a helicopter confirmed that the sharks were swimming about 15 feet off the shore just after noon, cops said.
Everyone was whistled out of the water as the sharks headed east in the water, police said.
As a precaution, swimmers at adjacent Cedar and Overlook beaches were also told to get out of the water, WABC reported.
A second shark sighting was reported about 90 minutes after the first of a 6-foot shark and a baby shark, the station reported.
Nassau County cops gave the all-clear for residents to back into the water at about 2:15 p.m.
About 2,000 people were at the beach at the time of the sighting.
On July 2, Overlook Beach in Babylon, L.I., was closed briefly after a shark was spotted about 80 yards off shore.
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