NEW YORK (77 WABC) — With a total of 13 shark sightings since Monday have kept beach goers from swimming off Nassau County’s south shore. There were two spotting yesterday, including one by Nassau police. That caused Town of Hempstead beaches from Civic Beach to Lido West beach to halt swimming until further notice.
After evaluating, lifeguards are permitting people in the water at Town of Hempstead beaches Sunday, but only up to the knee.
Lifeguards put the cautionary red flag warnings at Lido Beach Saturday afternoon after a large dark fin was seen, apparently on the move for prey.
A few hours later, people were allowed back into the water, but only up to the knees, ABC7 said. However, a second shark sighting at around 4 p.m. in Long Beach putting the swim ban in place.
Out of an abundance of caution, Nassau county will be prohibiting swimming at Nickerson Beach for the rest of the day due to a third shark 🦈 sighting. #SharkWeek #SharkWeek2020 #sharknado pic.twitter.com/4J4cu1kEKn
— Laura Curran (@NassauExecutive) August 1, 2020
*Beach Update (August 1st — 4:15pm)*
Due to a shark sighting by Nassau County Police, all swimming is now prohibited at Town of Hempstead ocean beaches from Civic Beach to Lido West beach until further notice.
— Town of Hempstead (@HempsteadTown) August 1, 2020