Another shark sighting on Long Island prompts Hempstead to ban swimming

Kimberly Dole
July 31, 2020 - 4:47 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Swimming is now banned at Hempstead ocean beaches after a shark was spotted off Lido Beach, officials announced on Friday.

"Due to a shark sighting off Lido Beach by the Town of Hempstead "Shark Patrol" crew, all swimming is now prohibited at Town of Hempstead ocean beaches from Civic Beach to Town Park Lido West beach," the Town of Hempstead posted on Twitter.


A shark was spotted at Tobay Beach in the Town of Oyster Bay on Thursday afternoon, prompting officials to temporarily restrict swimming.

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It was one of several shark sightings that have taken place on Long Island this past week.