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.

“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.

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.

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.

  1. That is really scary stuff. I recently saw a needle while walking home and it was next to a park that a lot of kids play in so I kicked it kind of into the bushes. By now it’s hopefully lost any kind of issue that could make it dangerous in a viral way.

    We need to find solutions to help get these needles off the streets and help people escape these hopeless situations of addiction.

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