Shark Patrol Drones Deployed Alongside Lengthy Island Coast After Assaults

  • Lengthy Island authorities are utilizing drones to patrol its shores for sharks.
  • The patrols come after a spate of shark bites on varied seashores and even a sighting of fifty sharks.
  • Inside simply two days, 5 folks had been reported injured from shark bites in separate incidents.

Authorities are patrolling the waters alongside Lengthy Island seashores utilizing drones, following a disturbing spree of suspected shark assaults within the space that left 5 swimmers injured inside simply two days.

The Suffolk County Police Division mentioned in a press release Thursday that its Marine Bureau and Aviation Part are rising patrols of the native seashores and “using drones for a birds-eye view on the native waterways.”

As Insider beforehand reported, a 15-year-old boy was bitten whereas browsing close to Hearth Island on July 3. That very same day, a 15-year-old lady was handled for 3 puncture wounds on her leg after swimming off the coast of Robert Moses State Park, Information 12 New York reported.

Then, two males of their 40s and a lady had been bitten close by in separate incidents on July 4, based on CNN. All the accidents had been reported to be non-life-threatening.

Robert Moses Seaside was closed for over an hour on July 4 after officers noticed a faculty of fifty sharks swimming off the coast. As Insider reported, the sharks had been later deemed sand tiger sharks. In accordance with the Shark Analysis Institute, sand tiger sharks are usually recognized for his or her “placid” disposition, although they’ll look scary to swimmers. They sometimes solely chew people when agitated.

The police division warned beachgoers to pay attention to their environment within the water. 

“In case you see a shark, or a pod of bunker fish that entice the predators, calmly exit the water and alert the lifeguard on obligation or an area official,” the assertion mentioned.