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A guy is hospitalised following the 4th shark attack in two weeks in Long Island

A guy is hospitalised following the 4th shark attack in two weeks in Long Island

A guy is hospitalised following the 4th shark attack in two weeks in Long Island

4th shark attack in two weeks in Long Island

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  • The surfer was taken to an area hospital after telling park officials that a shark had attacked him.
  • Wednesday’s attack came in the same waters as an incident on July 7 where lifeguard was mauled.
  • Another lifeguard, Zach Gallo, was attacked on July 3 near Smith Point Beach – about 20 miles east.
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A Long Island beach has banned swimming after a shark bit a surfer; the predator’s fourth assault in two weeks.

The most recent occurrence occurs as park authorities have increased patrols; along the beaches of Long Island in recent weeks as a result of a spike in shark attacks.

Following a “hazardous marine life activity,” Smith Point Beach’s swimming was shut down; Suffolk County Parks in Shirley said on Wednesday.

A surfer who reported a shark attack to park officials was receiving medical attention; according to CBS News.

The man was taken to a local hospital by emergency personnel. It’s unknown how serious his wounds are.

This month, “dangerous sea behaviour” caused the temporary closure; of two Suffolk County beaches, including Smith Point.

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Just last week, two lifeguards at a well-known New York shoreline; were mauled by sharks in different occasions.

The attack on Wednesday occurred in the same area of the sea as the incident on July 7; when lifeguard John Mullins, 17, was attacked while participating in a training exercise on Smith Point Beach. Mullins suffered a foot injury.

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He was transported to the hospital and given several stitches there.

Mullins admitted, “I didn’t really feel the bite at first. “My heart started racing right away.”

Mullins is walking with a limp but appears to be healing from the injury.

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Mullins played the victim in the training exercise who needed a lifeguard’s assistance when; ironically, lifeguards actually had to assist him when the shark struck.

It was crazy, I was like, “Oh my God, I’ve got to leave,” Mullins said. “I was freaked out because I felt it was following me.”

Zach Gallo, a different lifeguard, was attacked on July 3 in the vicinity of Smith Point Beach; some 20 miles to the east.

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