Coney Island Beach Closed Amid Shark Sightings

July 19, 2016 4:28 PM

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Parks officials closed the beach near the pier on Coney Island Tuesday out of an abundance of caution after aquarium authorities say sharks were spotted just off shore there for much of the morning.

Parks officials did not say anything about a shark, but John Dohlin, director of the New York Aquarium, said several had been spotted in the waters off the popular beach. NYPD aviation and harbor units were scouring the area.

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