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Two children bitten by Sharks from Fire Island: Official



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  • Two children were bitten by sharks off the fire island, officials and father of one of the children said

  • In the attacks off Atlantique, none of the children seemed to be seriously injured Beach and Sailors Haven [19659003] The father of one of the victims said that the attack was "quite surreal"

A boy and a girl were bitten by individual sharks in separate attacks from the fire island on Wednesday, father of one of the children.

A spokeswoman for the city of Islip said that the people off the coast of Atlantique Beach and Sailors Haven ̵

1; two beaches about 4 1/2 miles apart – were bitten around noon.

The spokeswoman said in the Atlantique Beach Attack, a 13-year-old boy was boogie boarding when he was bitten. He stumbled out of the sea, and a lifeguard ran to him and discovered the bite.

According to the spokeswoman, the wound was dressed and cleansed, and the first responders found a tooth in the child's leg. The tooth has been removed and analyzed to determine the shark species.

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Philip Pollina said his daughter was waisttief in the water off Sailors Haven she started to panic. He said that when lifeguards pulled her out of the water, she had deep cuts on her leg.

He added that she saw a fin in the water and that the shark could not be more than two feet long. She was able to go after the attack, but was also taken to a hospital.

"Once we found out, it was pretty surreal," he said.

The city of Islip has banned bathing on all its beaches.

It is not clear if other shores are managed along the fire island, which is governed by several local, state and federal swimmers from the

Chopper 4 shots of the scene showed red flags over Atlantique Beach, but others in the Proximity showed swimmers in the water and largely normal operations.


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