Tobay Beach in Massapequa was briefly evacuated Friday afternoon while police investigated the discovery of unknown organs floating in the water—but investigators later determined that the remains were not human, Nassau County police said.
Police said a lifeguard working on the bay side of the beach just before 1 p.m. spotted the “unknown organ parts,” collected them and called police.
The beach was temporarily evacuated as Seventh Squad and Homicide detectives conducted an investigation.
The organs were brought to the Nassau County Medical Examiner’s officer where it was determined that the remains were not human, police said. Authorities did not reveal any more information about the organs.
The beach was reopened following the investigation.