Small shark spotted swimming along the shore at Coney Island

CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn (WABC) -- There was some excitement on Coney Island Saturday when people spotted a small shark swimming along the shore.

Lifeguards cleared the water because there were swimmers nearby.

The NYPD says the 4-foot dogfish shark appeared to be in distress. So a trio of officers brought it to the New York Aquarium.

No one was hurt.

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