New York City Authorities Enhance Water Body Security Following Double Shark Attack

Published 07/05/2023, 3:52 PM EDT

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In recent weeks, New York City’s summer has taken a fateful turn with multiple fatalities reported, possibly due to high currents and shark attacks. The thrilling world of aquatic sports like swimming has always captivated people, offering excitement and adventure. However, with the thrill comes the inherent danger of encountering underwater creatures, particularly sharks.

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One such incident occurred when a 15-year-old girl swimming at Robert Moses Beach suffered a mysterious underwater bite, leaving her injured. Shortly after this, a young boy surfing at Kismet Beach, just three miles away, was bitten by a shark, sustaining wounds to his toes and left heel. The city now grapples with the challenge of enhancing water body security to ensure public safety.

Recent Shark Sightings and Security Measures

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Following the shark attacks, authorities have intensified their efforts to monitor and enhance water body security, as reported by NY Post. A school of 50 sand tiger sharks was recently spotted near Long Island, prompting immediate action. Drone surveillance was deployed to closely monitor their movements and ensure the safety of beach enthusiasts.

George Gorman, Regional Director of Long Island Parks, acknowledged that sand shark sightings are relatively common in the area and stated, “There were about 50 sand sharks that we saw; obviously, we did not open for swimming at 8 o’clock when lifeguards came on duty. Sand sharks are very common off of Long Island.”

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Consequently, swimming restrictions were implemented at the affected beaches to minimize the risk to the public. Authorities continue to work diligently to improve safety measures and provide beachgoers with peace of mind.

Two Shark Attacks in No Time

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These two teenagers fell victim to shark attacks on Monday. The 15-year-old girl, enjoying a swim at Robert Moses beach, felt a sudden bite on her leg and she was taken off-shore quickly after this. Though the creature responsible remains unidentified, the severity of her injuries was a stark reminder of the potential dangers lurking beneath the water’s surface.

Hours later, at Kismet Beach, another teenager experienced a harrowing encounter with a shark while he was surfing. Fortunately, he managed to swim out of the water safely and receive prompt medical attention after receiving help from an onlooker and the officers. These incidents underscore the need for heightened awareness and precautions to protect beachgoers and deploy more security resources on the beaches.

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The recent shark attacks in New York City have raised concerns about water safety and prompted authorities to take swift action. As summer continues to draw crowds to the city’s beaches, ensuring the protection of swimmers, surfers, and other water sports enthusiasts becomes paramount.

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Abhishek Rathore

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Abhishek Rathore is a US sports writer for EssentiallySports. He is a passionate sports enthusiast and comes with a staunch experience in content writing. So, he blended his love and passion and started writing about all things sports.
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