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    HEMPSTEAD, Nassau County (WABC) -- Shark sightings prompted "red-flag" closures of some beaches on Long Island Tuesday afternoon.Town of Hempstead beaches between Point Lookout Civic Beach and Lido West Town Park were forced to close, officials say, after 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. They are expected to make determinations on whether the waters will be open to swimming.Nassau County Executive Laura Curran also said Tuesday Nickerson Beach is closed due to a shark that was spotted 40 yards off...
    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) -- Town of Hempstead beaches have been 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 due to a shark catch by local fishermen.— Town of Hempstead (@HempsteadTown) August 9, 2020Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced Sunday Nickerson Beach is currently waist-deep swimming only due to a shark sighting at nearby Atlantic Beach.On Saturday, a shark was caught by a fisherman at Jones Beach.Story below is from August 2A total of 13 shark sightings since Monday halted swimming at beaches on Long Island.EMBED More News VideosDiana Rocco has the latest on the sharks sightings on Long...
    HEMPSTEAD, Nassau County (WABC) -- Town of Hempstead beaches have been redflagged due to a shark that was caught by fisherman on Long Island. Beach Update (8/9 at 12:15 p.m.): East Atlantic Beach and Atlantic Beach Estates are redflagged due to a shark catch by local fishermen.— Town of Hempstead (@HempsteadTown) August 9, 2020Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced Nickerson Beach is currently waist-deep swimming only due to a shark sighting at nearby Atlantic Beach.Story below is from August 2A total of 13 shark sightings since Monday halted swimming at beaches on Long Island.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,...
    HEMPSTEAD, Nassau County (WABC) -- Town of Hempstead beaches have been redflagged due to a shark that was caught by fisherman on Long Island. Beach Update (8/9 at 12:15 p.m.): East Atlantic Beach and Atlantic Beach Estates are redflagged due to a shark catch by local fishermen.— Town of Hempstead (@HempsteadTown) August 9, 2020Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced Nickerson Beach is currently waist-deep swimming only due to a shark sighting at nearby Atlantic Beach.Story below is from August 2A total of 13 shark sightings since Monday halted swimming at beaches on Long Island.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,...
    A beach on Cape Cod in Massachusetts was closed to swimmers over the weekend after two great white sharks were spotted near the shore. Massachusetts State Police said on Facebook that an air wing crew spotted the two sharks on Saturday about 50 yards offshore at Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet. "The flight crew advised local police of the location of the two sharks," police said. EXPERT: WHAT TO DO IF YOU SPOT A SHARK WHILE SWIMMING Swimmers were not in the water at the time due to an earlier sighting that morning. The two great white sharks were about 50 yards off Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet, Mass. (Massachusetts State Police) Based on the additional sightings by state...
    TWO huge great white sharks were spotted off the coast of Cape Cod beaches, just days after a woman was killed while swimming in the ocean in Maine. The Massachusetts State Police shared video footage Monday of one of the massive sharks that was spotted near the coast over the weekend. 3Two great white sharks were spotted off the coast of Cape CodCredit: Massachusetts State Police 3A shark warning is seen Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet in the summer of 2018Credit: Getty - Contributor The State Police Air Wing monitors the waters off Cape Cod every summer to detect shark activity in the vicinity where beachgoers may be swimming. "On Saturday, in the early afternoon, the crew of MSP helicopter...
    EASTHAM (CBS) — A boater off Cape Cod was able to capture a shark on camera Saturday. The shark was a quarter-mile off Nauset Beach, the spotter said. Beautiful video! If you haven’t already, please put your sighting on @sharktivity! https://t.co/Xes3NBwZ7T — Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (@A_WhiteShark) August 2, 2020 Confirmed shark sightings closed the water at Nauset Beach for two days in a row last week. Sharks were active elsewhere Cape Cod as well on Saturday. At least two sightings near Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet kept swimmers out of the water for hours.
    HEMPSTEAD, Nassau County (WABC) -- After no sightings by the shark patrol this morning, beachgoers are permitted to go back into the waters "knee-to-waist deep" at Town of Hempstead beaches.The town's shark patrol said they spotted a significant number of cow-nosed rays in the waters, which are known to be a favorite feeding choice for sharks.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...
    HEMPSTEAD, Nassau County (WABC) -- After no shark sightings were reported Sunday, beachgoers are permitted to go into the waters "knee deep" at Town of Hempstead beaches on Sunday.The town's shark patrol said they spotted a significant number of cow-nosed rays in the waters, which are known to be a favorite feeding choice for sharks.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...
    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...
    WELLFLEET (CBS) — There were at least two shark sightings near Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet Saturday. The sightings forced swimmers to come out of the water for hours. The first occurred in the morning, initially closing off the water until 11 a.m. The Sharktivity app said around 2 p.m. that waters were still closed due to “continued shark activity.” Mass. State Polic aircrews spotted two sharks nearby, according to the app. In 2018, a 26-year-old man was killed in a shark attack off Newcomb Hollow Beach.
    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...
    Private school attended by Barron Trump prohibited from in-person learning until October as President pushes openings This Beloved Fast-Food Taco Restaurant Is Seeing Sales Plummet Long Island Beaches Reopen This Weekend After Days Of Shark Sightings NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Beaches on Long Island will reopen Saturday after nine shark sightings along the South Shore this week. Lido Beach was closed to swimmers just before 4 p.m. Friday, when members of the Town of Hempstead’s newly launched Shark Patrol spotted a shark off the beach. Beach-goers were told to get out of the water until officials could be sure the shark was no longer in the area. MORE: Hempstead Launches ‘Shark Patrol’ After Multiple Shark Sightings Along Long Island’s...
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Hempstead officials are launching a Shark Patrol. It includes lifeguards and other crew members on boats and jet skis. They’ll be monitoring the entire shoreline from Point Lookout to Atlantic Beach. RELATED STORY: After Repeated Shark Sightings, Heightened Security Measures In Place At Long Island Beaches This comes after multiple shark sightings along the South Shore over the past few days. There was another possible shark sighting Thursday afternoon at Tobay Beach in Oyster Bay. WATCH: CBS2’s Dan Rice Reports From Chopper 2 — “We not only have the lifeguards, the county has had helicopters going over the area. We have bay constables working in conjunction with the Nassau Police Bureau, we have lifeguards...
    HEMPSTEAD, Nassau County (WABC) -- Swimming was being allowed at beaches on Long Island Thursday, but now with the addition of a "Shark Patrol" in one town.Hempstead announced they were starting a "Shark Patrol" after several recent sightings. Nassau County will also have enhanced helicopter patrols and intensified marine ocean patrols, following two days of six shark sightings.The "Shark Patrol" consists of a "Jet Ski" watercraft and the deployment of a team of lifeguards on a Bay Constable boat to monitor the waters as needed during this period of shark sightings.EMBED More News Videos A new "Shark Patrol" will be out on the water after nearly a dozen sightings in three days in the waters off Long Island So far,...
    “Shark Week” has come early on Long Island, forcing officials to shut down some beaches and increase patrols after several sightings. There have been multiple shark sightings off Long Island beaches this week, prompting some waters to be temporarily shut off to swimmers and for extra safety patrols in the area. Hempstead announced that they were starting a “Shark Patrol” that consists of jet-ski and team of lifeguards on a Bay Constable boat to monitor the waters due to the uptick in sightings. Nassau County Executive Laura Curran also said that there will be additional aerial and marine patrols after at least six sharks were spotted in the past few days.“ "Following two days of shark sightings along the south...
    Police have deployed helicopters and boats to track sharks on the coastlines of Long Island and Maine after a New York City woman was fatally attacked by a great white this week — and several other sightings startled beach-goers. Cops were sent to monitor man-eaters lurking underwater near Long Island’s South Shore on Wednesday after three consecutive days of shark sightings in the area, the Long Island Press reported. “If anything is spotted coming too close to shore or displaying erratic behavior, our pilots will get that info to all area beaches and lifeguards no matter what jurisdiction,” Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said, according to the outlet. A Nassau County Police Marine Unit helicopter was seen tracking the predators...
    A collage student has told how he caught a 400-pound, eight foot long bull shark off the coast of Long Island Beach. TJ Minutillo, 21, who studies at Clemson University, captured the predator earlier this month after using a net of sea robin at Nickerson Beach. He told The New York Post he quickly released the shark back into the water after picturing it.  His catch comes amid an uptick in shark sightings off the coast of Long Island; nine more have been spotted in less than a week, some just 75 feet from the shore. In Maine swimmer Julie Dimperio Holowach was killed by a great white off Harpswell.  Manhasset resident Minutillo said: 'I've always been fascinated by the ocean...
    POLICE in Maine and New York have deployed boats and helicopters as they search for killer sharks after a woman was killed by a great white on Monday. Beaches on Long Island have shut down in recent days after a number of sharks were spotted in the ocean around the same time Julie Dimperio Holowach, 63, was killed while swimming in Maine. 7Julie Dimperio Holowach, 63, was killed by a shark while swimming in Maine on MondayCredit: Facebook The state’s parks department said two shark sightings were reported in Nassau County on Tuesday, and officials there using helicopters and boats to scour the water. Nickerson Beach, Long Beach, and Jones Beach State Park have closed this week. On Monday, swimmers...
    Long Island police and Maine Marine Patrol have deployed helicopters and boats to search for sharks following several sightings of the underwater predator and the fatal shark attack of a woman in Maine.   Beaches have been shut down in Long Island and in Maine swimmers are warned to not venture beyond waist-deep water following sightings of sharks.  Marine experts believe the spike in shark sightings may be because of growing seal populations and the fact that both species are protected by law. Officials say that while shark attacks are rare, it is normal for great white sharks to be sighted in New England as the predators move north in search of seal colonies.      There have been 13 shark attacks in...
    HEMPSTEAD, Nassau County (WABC) -- Some Long Island beaches are again closed to swimming after more shark sightings Wednesday, this as a lifeguard is describing a terrifying scene as a shark was spotted acting aggressive just feet from swimmers Tuesday.There have been at least eight sightings in the waters off Nassau County since Monday, after a shark was spotted six to eight feet off the coast of Nickerson Beach and another off Point Lookout Wednesday."It's a very difficult time down here," Town of Hempstead Supervisor Don Clavin said. "It's a combination of factors, as I stressed to everybody. We have a pandemic, we have a 50% capacity at the beaches, we have the hottest days of the summer, and we...
    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...
    EASTHAM (CBS) – For a second day in a row, a great white shark sighting has been confirmed near Nauset Beach. According to Beach Safety, the shark was seen within about 15 feet off the sand on Wednesday. Swimmers were asked to stay out of the water for an hour if no other sightings were reported. Two other confirmed sightings shut down swimming at the same beach on Tuesday. According to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy’s Sharktivity app, a shark was seen eating a seal about 20 yards off of Nauset Beach on Tuesday. A swimming ban was put into effect until 1 p.m., but was later extended for several hours after another shark was spotted a short time later....
    HEMPSTEAD, Nassau County (WABC) -- A Long Island lifeguard described a terrifying scene as a shark was spotted acting aggressive just feet from swimmers Tuesday.There have been at least six shark sightings in the waters off Nassau County since Monday, and though beaches remain open, there is limited swimming and extra precautions in place."It's a very difficult time down here," Town of Hempstead Supervisor Don Clavin said. "It's a combination of factors, as I stressed to everybody. We have a pandemic, we have a 50% capacity at the beaches, we have the hottest days of the summer, and we have had shark sightings that are clear cut."EMBED More News Videos There have been at least six shark sightings in the...
    NICKERSON BEACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – After six reported shark sightings in the past two days along a stretch of South Shore Nassau beaches, officials are taking no chances with swimmers’ safety. Several beaches shut down over the past two days. Wednesday, officials in Nassau County announced a new plan to keep beachgoers safe. “If anything is spotted too close to shore, or displaying erratic or aggressive behavior, our pilots will immediately get that information to all beaches and lifeguards, no matter what their jurisdiction,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran. Enhanced helicopter patrols have been launched over the shoreline, and intensified marine ocean scanning by boats and lifeguards with binoculars. That’s how the most recent sighting was spotted. “We have...
    HEMPSTEAD, Nassau County (WABC) -- A Long Island lifeguard described a terrifying scene as a shark was spotted acting aggressive just feet from swimmers Tuesday.There have been at least six shark sightings in the waters off Nassau County since Monday, and though beaches remain open, there is limited swimming and extra precautions in place."It's a very difficult time down here," Town of Hempstead Supervisor Don Clavin said. "It's a combination of factors, as I stressed to everybody. We have a pandemic, we have a 50% capacity at the beaches, we have the hottest days of the summer, and we have had shark sightings that are clear cut."Three more shark sightings were reported Tuesday, including bull sharks spotted off Atlantic Beach...
    HEMPSTEAD, Nassau County (WABC) -- After two days of shark sightings in the waters off Long Island, beaches are open Wednesday but with limited swimming and extra precautions in place.Nassau County will have "enhanced helicopter patrols" over the shoreline as well as intensified marine ocean patrols in order to help alert beachgoers and swimmers of the presence of sharks.Swimming will be limited to waist level at some of Nassau's South Shore beaches, including Hempstead's beaches, which opened at 10 a.m. Jones Beach is fully reopened to swimming, but lifeguards remain on high alert.Three more shark sightings were reported Tuesday, including bull sharks spotted off Atlantic Beach and Point Lookout by lifeguards, according to Hempstead Town Supervisor Donald Clavin.EMBED More News...
    HEMPSTEAD, Nassau County (WABC) -- Nassau County will use a helicopter to survey the water and lifeguards will do a check before allowing swimming at Long Island's beaches after two days of shark sightings.A Hempstead lifeguard spotted a shark at Atlantic Beach around 3 p.m. Tuesday, while a lifeguard at Jones Beach also spotted a shark close to the shore.The entire strip was then closed for swimming, from Jones beach to Atlantic Beach, for the rest of the day.There were three shark sightings on Monday afternoon, with the first being a Town of Hempstead lifeguard who reported seeing a significant sized shark near a lifeguard on a surfboard.They weren't sure of the exact size, but the shark was just eight...
    HEMPSTEAD, Nassau County (WABC) -- More shark sightings in the waters off Long Island beaches have once again halted swimming Tuesday, as new safety measures and restrictions were put into place.A Hempstead lifeguard spotted a shark at Atlantic Beach around 3 p.m., while a lifeguard at Jones Beach also spotted a shark close to the shore.The entire strip is now closed for swimming, from Jones beach to Atlantic BeachThere were three shark sightings on Monday afternoon, with the first being a Town of Hempstead lifeguard who reported seeing a significant sized shark near a lifeguard on a surfboard.They weren't sure of the exact size, but the shark was just eight to 10 feet away from the shore.RELATED: Woman killed in...
    HARPSWELL, Maine -- The Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) has identified the woman who died yesterday from shark attack near Bailey Island as Julie Dimperio Holowach, 63, of New York City.At a news conference at noon, officials confirmed that Holowach was attacked by a great white shark.WATCH: Maine officials discuss deadly shark attackEMBED More News Videos Patrick Keliher, Commissioner of Maine's Department of Marine Resources, discusses the great white shark attack that killed Julie Dimperio Holowach, 63, of New York City. The attack happened off the coast of Maine Monday afternoon.Maine Marine Patrol said a witness saw the woman swimming off the shore of Bailey Island when she was injured in what appeared to be a shark attack.RELATED |...
    HARPSWELL, Maine -- The Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) has identified the woman who died yesterday from shark attack near Bailey Island as Julie Dimperio Holowach, 63, of New York City.At a news conference at noon, officials confirmed that Holowach was attacked by a great white shark.WATCH: Maine officials discuss deadly shark attackEMBED More News Videos Patrick Keliher, Commissioner of Maine's Department of Marine Resources, discusses the great white shark attack that killed Julie Dimperio Holowach, 63, of New York City. The attack happened off the coast of Maine Monday afternoon.Maine Marine Patrol said a witness saw the woman swimming off the shore of Bailey Island when she was injured in what appeared to be a shark attack.RELATED |...
    HEMPSTEAD, Nassau County (WABC) -- Some restrictions may be in place at Long Island beaches on Tuesday after there were three shark sightings on Monday afternoon.While swimmers were allowed back into the water in Hempstead later Monday, Long Beach decided to wait until Tuesday morning to reopen.Officials are expected to hold a news conference Tuesday afternoon in Lido Beach to talk about safety measures amid the sightings.A Town of Hempstead lifeguard first reported seeing a significant sized shark by a lifeguard on a surfboard. They weren't sure of the exact size. It was just eight to 10 feet away from the shore.The Town of Hempstead contacted Long Beach, Jones Beach and all the beaches along the south shore.Then, a second...
    HEMPSTEAD, Nassau County (WABC) -- Some restrictions may be in place at Long Island beaches on Tuesday after there were three shark sightings on Monday afternoon.While swimmers were allowed back into the water in Hempstead later Monday, Long Beach decided to wait until Tuesday morning to reopen.Officials are expected to hold a news conference Tuesday afternoon in Lido Beach to talk about safety measures amid the sightings.A Town of Hempstead lifeguard first reported seeing a significant sized shark by a lifeguard on a surfboard. They weren't sure of the exact size. It was just eight to 10 feet away from the shore.The Town of Hempstead contacted Long Beach, Jones Beach and all the beaches along the south shore.Then, a second...
    LONG BEACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Miles of beaches on Long Island’s South Shore remain closed Tuesday after multiple shark sightings were reported Monday. Town of Hempstead beaches will allow people in the water up to their knees, but Long Beach beaches are still closed. Police will be back out on the sand later this morning to decide if it’s safe to reopen. Lifeguard Logan Fitzgerald was patrolling the waters on his surf board Monday at Lido Beach West when he saw a telltale dorsal fin. “It came out, shot out of the water, spun around,” he told CBS2. “Didn’t look like a dolphin fin, definitely a shark.” Officials said it was a sizeable shark, likely a bull shark, that was...
    HEMPSTEAD, Nassau County (WABC) -- Shark sightings off Lido West Beach on Long Island prompted Hempstead area beaches to be closed Monday until further notice.A Town of Hempstead lifeguard first 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.Then, a second shark was spotted in the water near the Town of Hempstead beaches, officials say.Lifeguards have red-flagged the strip of water as per the New York State shark protocols.Due to the second sighting, swimming remains prohibited at certain Town of Hempstead Beaches: Civic Beach, Lido Beach, Lido West Beach, Town Park Point Lookout and...