Fifth shark attack in 2 weeks off Long Island

(ORDO NEWS) — The fifth shark attack in two weeks off the coast of Long Island was reported Wednesday evening.

A 49-year-old Arizona man was bitten by a shark shortly after 6 p.m. on Seaview Beach, Suffolk police said.

The man “was standing waist-deep in water when the shark came up from behind and bit him on the left wrist and buttocks,” police said in a statement.

The victim was able to get out of the water and was flown by Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The attack comes nearly 12 hours after a surfer was bitten by a shark around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday near Smith Point Beach, Suffolk County officials said.


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