This is the fifth attack of its kind in two weeks. A 40-year-old Arizona tourist was bitten “in his left wrist and buttock” while swimming in the waters of Seaview Beach on Long Island, New York, on Wednesday. York. According to local police, “he was in the water when the shark attacked him from behind”. The man was taken to the hospital, but his injuries are not life-threatening.
A few hours ago, a 41-year-old swimmer was bitten by a shark while paddling at Smith Point Beach on Long Island. Falling off his board, the unfortunate saw his leg biting as a tiger shark did before a wave brought him back to shore, according to Suffolk County Police, quoted by NBC News.
Such attacks began on the island in late June with a 37-year-old swimmer who was amputated in the leg near Jones Beach. A few days later, a lifeguard was attacked, before another attack was carried out at Ocean Beach on Fire Island last week.
According to Steve Bellone of Suffolk Police, such attacks may be common as sharks seem to be getting closer and closer to shore. Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman advised sailors on NBC New York to always have someone swim with and be careful around them.
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