NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island teenager will have to get a series of blood tests after she said she laid on a needle at Jone Beach.
It was not a peaceful day at the beach for 15-year-old Anna Gagliano. She said a needle pricked her at Field Four at Jones Beach.READ MORE: Omicron Variant Continues To Spread Through Tri-State And Around Country
“There were so many things going through my head. I was freaking out, feeling so many emotions at once,” she said.
Gagliano will go for a series of blood tests in the next 24 weeks to make sure she was not infected with HIV or hepatitis.READ MORE: New York Weather: CBS2's 12/5 Sunday Afternoon Forecast
She said thankfully, the needle did not puncture her skin.
“I just wish that people threw stuff out. I wish that it didn’t happen,” she said.MORE NEWS: Strome, Panarin Lead Rangers To Win Over Blackhawks
The spokesperson for Jones Beach told WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall that everyday, throughout the day they use a machine with a rake that goes three inches under the sand to clean the beach, and every year one or two needles are found on the beach during the summer months.