Small shark spotted off Coney Island beach

CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn –– A shark was spotted near a beach in Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon, an NYC parks spokesperson said.

The small shark came close to the shoreline in Section 1 of Coney Island Beach, but no evacuation happened, according to Crystal Howard, a spokesperson with the city agency.

She said it’s a common occurrence given fishing happened off the pier.

Lifeguards notified NYPD aviation, who didn’t find any additional shark activity.