Lola Pollina was bitten by a shark

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Lola Pollina was bitten by a shark

This shark was caught near where the attacks took place

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This shark was caught close to the place the assaults came about

Two youngsters have fallen sufferer to separate shark assaults off the coast of New York – the primary time such incidents have been reported within the space in seventy years. 

A 12-year-old lady and 13-year-old boy have been bitten on the legs miles aside from one another on Wednesday.

The incidents resulted in some seashores being closed, and two sharks have been reported to have been caught close by later within the day – though they weren’t confirmed to be the creatures accountable.

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The lady, Lola Pollina, instructed a press convention she had been standing waist deep within the water, and rushed again to the shore with a bloody leg after she had been bitten.

“I noticed one thing, like, subsequent to me, and I type of felt ache, and seemed and I noticed a fin,” she stated of the assault, at Sailors Haven in Brookhaven.

“I believed it was a shark, as a result of we have been on the seaside, so it wasn’t prefer it might have been a tiger or one thing.”

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Lola believed the animal that bit her had been round 90cm-122cm (3-4ft) lengthy.

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Shark assaults are extraordinarily uncommon within the waters of Hearth Island, the place the assault came about, and certainly wherever else round New York.

Ian Levine, chief of the Ocean Seashore fireplace division, stated solely ten instances of shark bites have been reported of New York State.

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The final incident was in 1948, he stated.

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A tooth was extracted from the leg of the boy, who was boogie-boarding two miles away at Atlantique seaside when he was bitten.

The tooth will now be analysed to determine the species of the attacker.

Consultants have stated each the tooth and the chew marks on the lady’s leg have been “in line with a big fish”.


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