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Frankly Test: Shark scare off Long Island coast

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A possible shark found off Long Island. A possible shark found off Long Island.
ROCKLAND -

State parks officials are putting extra eyes on beaches with additional lifeguards after two apparent shark bites Wednesday off Fire Island.

All Islip town beaches reopened Thursday, as well as beaches at Sailors Haven and Watch Hill.

Lola Pollina says she'd only ventured a few feet into the water when something grabbed her leg around noon yesterday.       

"When I was in the water, I kind of saw this tan, orangey looking body and a small fin and when I got out my leg was bloody and I saw scratch marks," says Pollina.

Pollina has serious, but non-life-threatening bite wounds that require her to have surgery today.

The 13-year-old boy was boogie boarding at his summer camp when he fell off the board and was bitten. A tooth was removed from a puncture wound in his leg.

Islip Town officials say two sharks were caught by fishermen in the Atlantic Ocean Wednesday afternoon. One was caught 50 yards east of Atlantique. The other was at Kismet Beach. There was no confirmation that those sharks were involved in the two attacks.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a statement saying that he has deployed Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos to investigate the "apparent juvenile shark attacks off of Fire Island."

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