2 children injured in possible shark attacks off Fire Island

Girl, boy bitten in water off Fire Island

A 12-year-old girl was bitten around noon at Sailors Haven beach on Fire Island, a Long Island barrier island, and a 13-year-old boy was bitten at Atlantique beach, almost 5 miles away, at around the same time, NJ.com reports.

"The Suffolk County Marine Bureau is awaiting identification of the tooth from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Marine Bureau", Rogers said in a statement, "and has not confirmed the incident as a shark bite".

Only about 10 cases of shark bites on people have ever been documented in NY state, the last one in 1948, Levine said, citing information he said was given by Islip town supervisors.

Great white shark Hilton breached the surface of the waters off the coast of Long Island this week, according to scientists at the non-profit group OCEARCH.

The boy walked onto and off a police boat en route to Southside Hospital, where was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators want to know whether two children bitten on Wednesday in the waters off NY beaches were attacked by sharks.

When EMTs arrived, they removed a tooth still lodged in the boy's leg.

"When I was in the water, I kind of saw this tan, orangey looking body and a small fin and when I got out my leg was bloody and I saw scratch marks", says Pollina.

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Speaking via a translator, he promised entertaining football and explained that his main objective was to have fun. I don't want to talk about it and not interested in it'. "These were mistakes, that is for sure".

Lifeguards bandaged Lola's leg and she was taken to the hospital.

"I thought it was a shark because we were at the beach and it's not like there would be a tiger or something", she said with a laugh.

For years, researchers and scientists have been trying to discover if the Long Island shoreline is a nursery for sharks.

The girl says she was attacked when she was waist-deep in the water.

Fire Island beaches are reopening on Thursday after 2 possible juvenile shark attacks on Wednesday afternoon.

"The water is attractive, it is magnificent here. but the water can be treacherous", Carpenter said.

Two children suffered shark attacks in waters off Fire Island on Wednesday, July 18, prompting officials to close certain beaches on South Shore. Officials said it is now shark breeding season and most shark attacks happen at the surf zone.

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