Long Island, Maine Police Watch Sharks After Deadly Attack

Police have deployed helicopters and boats to track sharks off the coasts of Long Island and Maine after a New York City woman was fatally attacked by a large target this week, and several other sightings surprised beach lovers. .

Policemen were dispatched Wednesday to watch the mess halls of men lurking underwater near Long Island’s south shore after three consecutive days of shark sightings in the area, Long Island Press reported.

“If something is observed that gets too close to shore or shows erratic behavior, our pilots will take that information to all the beaches and lifeguards in the area, regardless of jurisdiction,” Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said, according to the middle.

A Nassau County Police Maritime Unit helicopter was seen tracking predators near Nickerson Beach Park in Lido Beach on Wednesday after a “significant size” shark led officials to close the beaches in the area. until new notice.

Meanwhile, the Maine Marine Patrol was monitoring sharks near Bailey Island, where former Big Apple fashion executive Julie Dimperio Holowach, 63, was killed while swimming with her daughter on Monday, and has since been Other sightings have been reported, according to CBS affiliate WGME.

Marine experts believe the shark attack in Maine may have been caused by a boom in the seal population, and that Holowach was mistaken for one of the animals because she was wearing a wet suit.

Julie Dimperio Holowach
Julie Dimperio HolowachDario Cantatore / Getty Images

Near Long Island, experts said this week’s sightings were likely bull sharks, which are aggressive and forage for food in warm water.

Holowach’s tragic death marked the thirteenth shark attack in the United States this year, two of which were fatal.