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Everything You Need To Know About The Sharks Spotted Near Coney Island Beach

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Everything You Need To Know About The Sharks Spotted Near Coney Island Beach

Parts of Coney Island Beach closed their waters to beach-goers due to reports of sharks in the area.  Is it safe now? Where did the sharks come from? Don’t worry, SecretNYC is here to give you the rundown:

  • The City Parks Department made this official statement yesterday morning: “Because sharks have been sighted in certain areas of Coney Island Beach today, Parks has closed specific stretches of the beach and will continue to monitor the situation.”
  • The beach was closed on yesterday morning at approximately 11:30 am,  but reopened by mid-afternoon.
  • Waters were closed to swimmers two separate times through the day.
  • Witnesses saw what six 2-foot-long sharks in the morning. They were swimming about 10 feet from the shore.
  • NBC New York reported that “NYPD aviation and harbor units were scouring the area” for more sharks.
  • The Parks Department is urging beach-goers to immediately get out of the water and alert beach personnel if they see anything of concern.
  • Instagram user theinvisibledog caught this footage:

Sharks Alert at #coneyisland #shark #coney16

A video posted by Lucien Zayan (@theinvisibledog) on

It appears that all is safe and beach-goers can once again enjoy the waters Coney Island Beech, but keep your eyes peeled guys! Stay safe out there!

featured image source: [pcwallart]

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