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Man suffers from "potential shark bites" at Jones Beach, police step up patrol

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On Thursday, officials said a swimmer at Jones Beach in Nassau County may have been bitten by a shark. AP

Nassau County Police Department on July 4th holiday after Jones Beach swimmers suffered We are strengthening beach patrols on weekends. Officials said Thursday that they "may have been bitten by a shark."

A 37-year-old man was in the water around 1 pm when he "had a laceration in his right leg." At Wantagh State Park, Nassau County Police said in a Friday press release.

According to authorities, he was taken to the hospital after being treated for possible bites by a doctor on the beach.

Hempstead towncould be attacked by sharks after launching a new "shark patrol"on Memorial Day weekend. Of Jones Beach.

Officials said the new patrol covering the town's beaches consisted of lifeguards patroling the beach with jet skis looking for signs of dangerous fish.

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Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Krabin He travels along the coastline in the waters and up and down this area of ​​the coast to see if sharks can be found in this area. "

Shark sightings have recently increased on Long Island and have been seen more often than before in the last two years.

Real shark attacks on Long Island are rare. According to the Florida Museum of Natural History International Shark Attack File, nothing was reported in New York in 2021.

In 2018, two swimmers were bitten by ashark on the shores ofFire Island.