Shark sightings shut down some Long Island beaches to swimmers on one of the hottest days of the summer Monday.
Thank you Nassau County Executive Laura Curran for saying the thought that’s on all of our minds this year.
The sighting caused Long Beach and Hempstead officials to close several beaches in the area. Beachgoers were allowed back in the water around 1 p.m., but they were ordered out of the water again after another another shark sighting about an hour later.
Worldwide, 200,000 sharks are killed per day; in contrast, about 10 to 12 human lives are lost yearly as a result of shark attacks, researchers told Patch in 2016.