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Jim Britt, communications director with the Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, holds a new flag that will fly if sharks are detected near Maine beaches, Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Crescent Beach in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Last summer Maine had its first documented fatal shark attack. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

5 shark attacks in 2 weeks prompt Long Island beach closures

Long Island residents are now urged to use caution at local beaches after five people were attacked by sharks this month. Suffolk County police said the fifth shark attack in under two weeks occurred Wednesday evening when a 49-year-old Arizona man was bitten on the left wrist and buttocks while standing waist-deep at Seaview Beach.