NY beaches amp up security after record number of shark sightings

They’re coming to take a bite of the Big Apple.

Just when you thought it was safe to go in the water: Beaches in Long Island, New York are beefing up security following a surge in shark sightings in the area.

This week, Nassau County officials have begun flying a purple flag with a white shark insignia for 24 hours following the sighting of any shark.

“Our goal, of course, is not to scare people,” County Executive Laura Curran told reporters in a Monday news conference at Nickerson Beach. “But, we do have an obligation to warn our residents and our visitors how to avoid danger.”


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