Queens, NY - The ocean side of the Rockaway Beach's between 107th and 121st streets was shut down Saturday after a shark washed ashore.
People were told to stay away from the water after life guards reported that an approx 6 foot shark was spotted in the ocean near 108th Street. One person pushed the shark back into the water with her foot. People reported seeing the shark swimming near the shore for about an hour afterward. But New York park officials decided to keep everyone out of the water in case the shark is ill or disoriented and decides to return.
Shark sightings are rare in New York. Last year, a dead shark washed ashore in Coney Island, park officials said. [wnbc - vin]
More of today's headlines“ Canada - A Gaza-born Canadian is believed to have returned to Canada after spending four years in an Israeli prison, convicted of planning attacks on Jewish targets in...” Canada - Operative Convicted Of Planning Attacks Freed From Israeli Jail, Spotted In Montreal. “ New York - In an effort to provide better control and coordination, the federal government is launching an ambitious ID program for rescue workers to keep everyday...” New York - Feds to Restrict Volunteers at Disasters