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Shark scares of the beaches at Coney Island and the Rockaways


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Posted by Fitzpatrick on Thursday, July 6th 2017:

I recall that either in the late 1950's or early 1960's, there were reported shark sightings off Coney Island, and the Rockaways. I also heard that sharpshooters from the NYPD, in a helicopter, actually fired at some sharks, which came too close to the shore. Does anybody remember those shark scares? As far as I remember, no swimmers in the NYC area, were actually attacked by any sharks.

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