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Long Island Shark Sighting Streak Hits Day 6

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Jones Beach State Park is the biggest draw, but not only thing to see on Jones Beach Island. (WikiMedia)
South Shore Long Island lifeguards reported a shark sighting for the sixth day in a row Saturday.
 
Town of Hempstead officials said Lido Beach Town Park lifeguards sitting in the main chair reported seeing a large dark fin emerge from the water, seemingly going after prey at approximately 1:15 p.m.
 
After the fin was spotted, a large splash was noticed, and some patrons in the water also noticed and began to run out of the water, officials said. The lifeguards immediately responded by “red flagging” the waters and getting everyone out of the water.

Lifeguards are taking the precaution of prohibiting all swimming at Hempstead Town beaches until further notice. The new “shark patrol,” including town jet skis and Nassau police, will continue patrolling the waters throughout the day and through the weekend.

Confirmed and suspected shark sightings were reported each day this week between Tobay Beach and Long Beach starting Monday.

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