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5 shark attacks in 2 weeks prompt Long Island beach closures

Randy Mancini 10 Jul 15

Long Island residents are now urged to use caution at local beaches after five people were attacked by sharks this month. Suffolk County Police said the fifth shark attack in under two weeks occurred Wednesday evening when a 49-year-old Arizona man was bitten on the left wrist and buttocks while standing waist-deep at Seaview Beach.

Beachgoers captured cell phone video of a shark near the shore at field 5 of Robert Moses State Park beach on Sunday5 people on Long Island were bitten by a shark in the last 2 weeks2 alone yesterday

At least 3 sightings today, including at this same beach @ABC7NY pic.twitter.com/SNEeFPsdqK