According to Steve Bellone, Suffolk County executive, the beaches on Long Island were closed on Sunday after a "shark-related incident" involving lifeguards.
No additional information was available immediately regarding the morning incident at Smithpoint Beach.
Three days ago, at Jones Beach near Nassau County, a swimmerwas hit by a "possibly bitten by a shark"on a holiday weekend on July 4th. Prior to urging the county police to increase beach patrols.
Hempstead town, fishermen west of Jones Beach I found a 10-foot mako shark on a memorial day weekend of about 11 miles.
Shark attacks on Long Island are "very rare," county officials said, but have increased in frequency these days.
In the last two years, more sharks have been witnessed than in the last ten years.