SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY (NBC) — An official from the town of Islip said the people were bitten off the shore off Atlantique Beach and Sailors Haven around noon.
The boy who was bitten on Atlantique Beach is 13 years old and appears to have nonlife-threatening injuries; the official said he walked onto a police boat and was taken to Southside Hospital.
The Islip official didn’t have any information on the condition of the second attack victim in Sailors Haven, which is in the town of Brookhaven.
The two beaches are about 4 1/2 miles from one another. It’s not clear if swimmers have been asked to stay out of the waters around the island.