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    Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water… The latest shark sighting off a Long Island shore forced the closure of several area beaches to swimmers this week. A shark was spotted by lifeguards approximately 40 yards off the shore of Nickerson Beach in Nassau County at approximately 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, prompting officials to red-flag some beaches as a precaution. Town of Hempstead beaches between Point Lookout Civic Beach and Lido West Town Park were forced to close, officials said, following the latest sighting. It marks the 17th confirmed shark sighting in Nassau County this summer, according to County Executive Laura Curran. Officials said it is unclear when swimming will be allowed...
    HEMPSTEAD, Nassau County (WABC) -- Another shark sighting prompted "red-flag" closures of beaches between Point Lookout Civic Beach and Lido West Town Park on Long Island Tuesday afternoon.A Town of Hempstead lifeguard at Town Park Point Lookout spotted the shark.Supervisor Don Clavin and the Town of Hempstead Lifeguard team are expected to provide an update on the beaches as the "shark patrol" continues to monitor the waters throughout the day and early evening and make determinations on whether the waters will be open to swimming.On Sunday, Town of Hempstead beaches were red flagged due to a shark that was caught by fishermen on Long Island. Beach Update (8/9 at 12:15 p.m.): East Atlantic Beach and Atlantic Beach Estates are redflagged...
    HEMPSTEAD, Nassau County (WABC) -- A total of 13 shark sightings since Monday have halted swimming at beaches on Long Island.Two sightings were reported Saturday, and on Sunday, swimming is prohibited again as all eyes will be on the water.Lifeguards were forced put out red flags and clear the water at Lido Beach on Saturday afternoon after seeing a large dark fin emerge from the water, seemingly going after prey.Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin said the fin was spotted and a large splash was noticed. Some patrons in the water also noticed and began to run out of the water."The lifeguards immediately responded by 'red flagging' the waters and getting everyone out of the water," he said. "As of this...
    HEMPSTEAD, Nassau County (WABC) -- Another shark sighting pulled swimmers out of the water Saturday, raising the number of instances to 12 since Monday.The shark sighting prohibited swimming at Town of Hempstead ocean beaches from Civic Beach to Lido West beach until further notice. *Beach Update (August 1st — 1:30pm)*Due to a shark sighting by town lifeguards, all swimming is now prohibited at Town of Hempstead ocean beaches from Civic Beach to Lido West beach until further notice.— Town of Hempstead (@HempsteadTown) August 1, 2020On Friday, a Town of Hempstead lifeguard with the newly formed Shark Patrol spotted the shark off Lido Beach just before 4 p.m., halting swimming at all Town of Hempstead ocean beaches from Civic Beach to...
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Another shark sighting was reported in the waters off Long Island on Friday. This time, it was seen off Lido Beach in Hempstead. It’s the ninth shark sighting so far this week, CBS2’s Dan Rice reports. *Beach Update (July 31st, 3:50pm)* Due to a shark sighting off Lido Beach by the Town of Hempstead "Shark Patrol" crew, all swimming is now prohibited at Town of Hempstead ocean beaches from Civic Beach to Town Park Lido West beach. Please stay tuned for further updates. — Town of Hempstead (@HempsteadTown) July 31, 2020 The shark was spotted by members of the town’s newly launched Shark Patrol. Beach-goers were told to get out of the water until officials...
    Ocean swimming in Nassau County has been temporarily suspended after the latest shark sighting off the shore of a local beach. The latest shark sighting - at least the fifth in the past few days - was spotted off Nickerson Beach at approximately 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29, officials said. The shark was believed to be between six and eight feet in length. Earlier story - Latest Long Island Shark Sighting Shuts Down Swimming At Jones Beach The swimming suspension came shortly after Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced that police would be increasing aerial and Marine patrols off the coasts of county beaches following the recent sightings. “Following two days of shark sightings along the south shore of...
    The latest shark sighting off a Long Island shore has temporarily shut down a stretch of Jones Beach to swimmers. New York State Park officials announced that there had been a shark sighting on Tuesday, July 28 near Jones beach, prompting lifeguards to clear swimmers out of East Atlantic Beach. It is the latest shark sighting on Long Island, which has seen multiple cases in the past 24 hours. Earlier story - Separate Shark Sightings Off Nassau Coast Keep Swimmers Out Of Water Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said that a shark was also spotted at Jones Beach Field 6 at around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, approximately five miles from Nickerson Beach, which has been temporarily closed to swimming and...
    A shark of “significant size” was spotted off Hempstead, LI, on Monday — prompting local beach closures, officials said. The town tweeted out an alert in the early afternoon saying, “A significant size shark was spotted offshore of Lido West Beach. “The shark was spotted by a Town of Hempstead lifeguard on a surfboard. Due to the shark sighting, the lifeguards have red-flagged the strip of water as per the NYS shark protocols. “Town of Hempstead Bay Constables have been dispatched ot assist with the search.” The “Shark Spotting Alert” said Civic, Lido and Lido West beaches were closed as a precaution, as were Town Park Point Lookout and Town Park at Sands. Long Beach also was closed to...
    A shark of “important dimension” was noticed off Hempstead, LI, on Monday — prompting native seaside closures, officers stated. The city tweeted out an alert within the early afternoon saying, “A big dimension shark was noticed offshore of Lido West Seaside. “The shark was noticed by a City of Hempstead lifeguard on a surfboard. As a result of shark sighting, the lifeguards have red-flagged the strip of water as per the NYS shark protocols. “City of Hempstead Bay Constables have been dispatched ot help with the search.” The “Shark Recognizing Alert” stated Civic, Lido and Lido West seashores have been closed as a precaution, as have been City Park Level Lookout and City Park at Sands. Lengthy Seaside additionally...
    HEMPSTEAD, Nassau County (WABC) -- A lifeguard spotted a shark off Lido West Beach on Long Island, prompting swimming to be suspended at Hempstead area beaches.A Town of Hempstead lifeguard reported seeing a significant sized shark by a lifeguard on a surfboard. They weren't sure of the exact size.The Town of Hempstead contacted Long Beach, Jones Beach and all the beaches along the south shore.Town of Hempstead bay constables have been dispatched to assist with the search for the shark.Swimming was prohibited until 1 p.m. at Civic Beach, Lido Beach, Lido West Beach, Town Park Point Lookout and Town Point at Sands. Lifeguards were set to decide if it was safe to resume swimming at that time.Long Beach reported that...
    A shark sighting has led to swimming being prohibited at some beaches off the Long Island coast. The shark, described as significant-sized, was spotted offshore of Lido West Beach by a Town of Hempstead lifeguard on a surfboard, the Town of Hempstead said early Monday afternoon, July 27. Lifeguards have red-flagged the area as per state protocols. Swimming has been prohibited at Civic Beach, Lido Beach, Lido Beach West, Town Point Park Lookout and Town Park at Sands. After being informed of the sighting, Long Beach said all city beaches are closed to swimming until further notice.  Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Some Nassau County beaches are closed to swimmers after a possible shark sighting. A lifeguard on a surf board reported seeing the shark around 11:30 a.m. in the Hempstead. Hempstead beaches are closed, along with those in the city of Long Beach. It’s unclear how long the closures will last. Check back with CBSNewYork.com for more on this developing story.
    A SECOND Spanish beach has had to close to holidaymakers in less than a week because of a shark sighting. Holidaymakers and tourists were banned from entering the water for three hours on Wednesday after three blue sharks were spotted in the sea off Almadrava beach on the Costa Dorada. 1The shark scare comes as tourists flock to Spanish coastal areasCredit: AFP or licensors Children could be overheard screaming from the shoreline as the telltale fin of one of the animals loomed between the waves. Lifeguards leapt into action, organising the swift exit of nearly 50 people from the sea and hoisted the red warning flag just after 1.30pm.  Beachgoers were not allowed back in the sea until around 4.30pm,...
    SANDWICH (CBS) — The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy confirmed a great white shark sighting in Cape Cod Bay over the weekend. The shark was spotted off Sandy Neck Beach near Sandwich on Saturday. This shark was spotted off Sandy Neck Beach in Sandwich, July 18, 2020. (Photo credit: Atlantic White Shark Conservancy) Boaters took pictures of the eight-foot shark as it circled them for about 15 minutes. The Conservancy positively identified the shark Sunday and released a photo. This shark was spotted off Sandy Neck Beach in Sandwich, July 18, 2020. (Photo credit: Atlantic White Shark Conservancy) The sighting was a “lifelong memory” for all the kids on board, the agency said in a statement.
    SANDWICH (CBS) — The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy confirmed a great white shark sighting that took place in Cape Cod Bay. The sighting was off Sandy Neck Beach near Sandwich on Saturday. Boaters took pictures of the eight-foot shark as it circled them for about 15 minutes. The Conservancy positively identified the shark Sunday. A shark sighting in Cape Cod Bay Saturday (Photo Via: Atlantic White Shark Conservancy) The sighting was a “lifelong memory” for all the kids on board.
    PLYMOUTH (CBS) — A shark sighting off the coast of Plymouth forced swimmers out of the water on the Fourth of July. The Plymouth harbormaster tweeted 4:30 p.m. Saturday about the incident in the area of White Horse Beach. “Crew checking the white horse beach area after a confirmed shark sighting,” the harbormaster tweeted. “Lifeguards ordered people out of the water and red flags will be flying at Town beaches.” @Plymouth_Harbor crew checking the white horse beach area after a confirmed shark sighting. Lifeguards ordered people out of the water and red flags will be flying at Town beaches. pic.twitter.com/fsK4IFIYJb — PlymouthHarbormaster (@Plymouth_Harbor) July 4, 2020 Download the NEW CBS Boston App for iOS or Android On Thursday, there...
    DENNIS (CBS) — A great white shark sighting off the coast of Dennis forced swimmers out of the water Thursday afternoon. A lifeguard spotted a juvenile great white shark trying to attack two seals at about 2:45 p.m., the harbormaster said. The shark was seen about 400 feet off the shore of Chapin Beach. “Based on the credibility of the reporting party, swimmers were directed to exit the water,” Harbormaster Dawson Farber told WBZ-TV. Related: Researchers Want Cape Cod Tourists To Know Great White Sharks Are Back A boat searched the area but did not see any sharks. Beachgoers were allowed back in the water at about 4 p.m. The waters have been warming up off Cape Cod and experts...