A man suffered a foot wound in what authorities said may have been a shark attack off New York's Long Island early Thursday afternoon. The 57-year-old was swimming at Jones Beach in Wantagh when the injury occurred at about 1 p.m., according to the Nassau County Police Department. He suffered a laceration to his right foot. Responding medics determined it may have been caused by a "possible shark bite," police said in a news release. Police said they would be upping patrols on all Nassau County beaches ahead of the July 4 weekend.
This marks the second possible shark attack at Jones Beach in the past year. In July 2021, a lifeguard saidand saw a fin while in the water, according to CBS New York. While it wasn't officially confirmed as a shark bite at the time, there were at Jones Beach . This comes in a shark attack at a Florida beach on Thursday. The girl was scalloping in water about five feet deep at the time, and a family member reportedly jumped in and beat the shark away, officials said. She is expected to survive. Last week, a 62-year-old surfer in a shark attack at a California beach. He is also expected to survive.