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Two more sharks spotted at Rockaway Beach as ‘scary’ sightings, attacks surge in NY

New York Post
New York Post
 2022-08-09

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The latest “Jaws” sequel is playing out at Rockaway Beach.

In yet another shark sighting in New York this summer, two of the sea beasts were spotted swimming in the waters off the Queens beach on Monday, according to ABC 7 .

“It’s scary, I’ve never heard of sharks being out here like this before,” one beachgoer told ABC 7.

Drone footage captured last Wednesday showed a shark feeding on bunker fish 150 feet from the shore off Beach 73rd Street — in just one of 15 shark sightings caught on video that day.

Shark attacks have been extremely prevalent this summer, with multiple incidents happening around the globe and a rising presence in New York waters .

In the past week, an 8-year-old boy was bitten on both legs in the Bahamas while drone footage captured two swimmers within feet of a 7-foot shark in Florida.

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A warning about strong rip currents has been issued to swimmers at Rockaway Beach.
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Earlier this summer, Jones Beach put a ban on swimming after two sharks were spotted, and in another instance, drone footage spotted great whites just 100 feet off the shore of New York beaches. Rockaway Beach also shut down for summing in July due to shark sightings.

The rise in shark attacks have even been driving beach lovers to the pool instead of the ocean.

But sharks aren’t the only thing keeping people away from the ocean.

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Two sharks were spotted were spotted at Rockaway Beach on Monday morning.
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A warning about strong rip currents has been issued to those planning to swim, as rip currents can take even the most experienced swimmers out to sea.

Lifeguards at Jones Beach made more than 100 serious rescues Sunday, ABC 7 reported.

John Hurley, a lifeguard at Jones Beach, told the outlet that he rescued a man from a rip current Sunday.

“I was able to spot the rip current before he was really struggling, and really going under,” he said.

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