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Sharks spotted off NJ beaches

The News Leader

July 15, 2010 11:24:50 AM PDT
Lifeguards in three New Jersey towns told swimmers to get out of the water after receiving reports that two sharks were close to shore.

Seaside Park Beach Patrol chief Joe Gomulka says the two 5-foot sharks were first spotted at about 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Lifeguards at South Seaside Park Beach in nearby Berkeley Township ordered swimmers out of the water there for about two hours Thursday morning after two sharks were spotted about 30 yards offshore. Officials believe they could be the same ones seen Wednesday.

The sharks also were seen on Monday near Ocean Beach on the barrier island of Toms River. Police Chief Michael Mastronardy says swimmers were asked to get out of the water for about an hour.

No one could confirm the type of sharks.


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