Sharks force another beach closing at Shore

Posted: July 15, 2010

Lifeguards closed a beach in Ocean County, N.J., Wednesday morning after surfers spotted sharks in the water.

Two five-foot sharks swam off Seaside Park for several hours, lifeguard captain Joe Gomulka said. Swimmers were allowed back into the water about 12:30 p.m., after the sharks moved north, he said.

"We're still trying to figure out what kind of sharks they were," Gomulka said. The beaches will be open Thursday, he said.

On Monday the sharks were spotted off Ocean Beach, north of Seaside Park, forcing lifeguards to close that beach for about 30 minutes, Toms River Police Chief Michael G. Mastronardy said. Seaside Park is on the barrier island north of Long Beach Island.   

 - Sam Wood

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