QUEENS (PIX11) — Rockaway Beach and several Long Island beaches suspended swimming Tuesday afternoon after multiple shark sightings were reported, officials said.
NYPD helicopters patrolled Rockaway Beach, which was set to reopen when it was deemed safe, according to a spokesman for the New York City Parks Department. Police said the beach reopened Tuesday at 6 p.m.
On Sunday, a part of Rockaway Beach was closed for two hours due to shark activity, said an agency source.
On Long Island, East Atlantic Beach, Long Beach, and Jones Beach were closed Tuesday after sharks were spotted in the waters, according to the state Parks Department and the Town of Hempstead.