In addition to seeing sharks, turtles and other marine life up close, children can also reach out and touch them as they swim by.
It’s not the first time that it has happened, but there was a recent shark sighting at Atlantic Beach in Hempstead, and evidence shows that it may be the second sighting inside of a week.
Krishna Thompson swam to shore, his lower left leg practically gone. He was rushed to the hospital and went into cardiac arrest. Doctors were forced to amputate his leg.
Deputy Parks Commissioner Tracey Bellone said Cupsogue Beach County Park will be open to swimmers this weekend. Sharks were spotted in the waters off the park earlier this week.
Swimming will be banned until Saturday in the water at Cupsogue Beach County Park on after sharks were spotted just off shore this week, Katie Fehlinger reports. County officials have, however, reopened Smith Point beach to swimmers.