Local Lifeguards, State Ramp Up Vigilance After Up-Island Shark Bites - 27 East

Local Lifeguards, State Ramp Up Vigilance After Up-Island Shark Bites

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Shark bites are extraordinarily rare at all beaches and one has not known to have happened at a South Fork  beach in recent memory, but after a flurry of incidents to the west this summer, experts say swimmers should avoid murky water, swimming after dusk or swimming far from shore alone.

Shark bites are extraordinarily rare at all beaches and one has not known to have happened at a South Fork beach in recent memory, but after a flurry of incidents to the west this summer, experts say swimmers should avoid murky water, swimming after dusk or swimming far from shore alone.

Sharks feeding on baitfish off Bridgehampton in 2021.

Sharks feeding on baitfish off Bridgehampton in 2021.

Sharks feeding on baitfish off Bridgehampton in 2021.

Sharks feeding on baitfish off Bridgehampton in 2021.

authorMichael Wright on Jul 20, 2022
In his 42 years as an East Hampton Town lifeguard, John Ryan Jr. has never seen or heard of a swimmer in East Hampton getting bitten by a shark. Nonetheless,... more

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