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Pack Of 18-Foot Sharks Comes Dangerously Close To Long Island Shore


A Long Island beach remained closed to swimmers Wednesday following shark sightings off the coast.

A section of West Hampton Dunes was originally closed Tuesday afternoon after several sharks were spotted near the shore. Authorities were forced to keep the area closed until further notice after the sharks were spotted again Wednesday.

Authorities are also investigating the possibility of a connection between the sharks and a dead seal found on the beach.

West Hampton Dunes police Sgt. Tim Turner said reports of sharks in the water came in around 3 p.m. Tuesday. There were about 50 people on the beach at the time.

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