At Least 3 Sharks Spotted Off Jones Beach After Lifeguard Possibly Bitten


Multiple sharks were spotted off Jones Beach Tuesday. This comes a day after a lifeguard was 'potentially' bitten. Swimming is not allowed in the waters until they investigate.

State police that responded to the calls of potential sharks were able to see sharks through their drone. It is being said they spotted two thresher sharks and one sand shark. There is certain things that need to be done once a shark is spotted in the waters.

"Our protocol is that once a shark is reported to be sighted if we hear or don't see another report we will authorize swimming again," said George Gorman with NYS Parks. "Today has been a little unusual, and we did have that possible bite yesterday. So that timing has been extended."

They are also monitoring Jones Beach as well as Robert Moses State Parks.

"Long Island beaches are a crucial resource for New Yorkers in summer, and we must make sure people feel safe when visiting," State Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid said. "With assistance from New York State Police, we are expanding our measures to patrol for sharks and other potentially dangerous marine animals. I encourage all New Yorkers to familiarize themselves with the steps they can take to stay safe while enjoying a day at the beach."


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