Shark Spotted off East Hampton Village Beach

Georgica Beach
Georgica Beach

The ocean beaches in East Hampton Village were closed to swimming on Thursday afternoon after a shark sighting, following shark sightings further west off Long Island shoreline.

“There was a confirmed sighting this afternoon at Georgica Beach and out of caution the rest of the Village beaches were closed to swimming,” Becky Molinaro Hansen, the village administrator, said.

Mayor Rick Lawler said a lifeguard on duty at Georgica Beach spotted the shark. He was not sure of exactly how close the sighting was to shore, but said, “It was close enough without using binoculars they could tell it was a shark,” he said.

Shark Spotted off East Hampton Village Beach

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