Shark sighting closes beach near Coney Island

Beachgoers were rushed from the water after a shark was spotted near the shore of Coney Island Tuesday.



According to witnesses, people were told to evacuate the water after a shark was spotted near the shoreline around 11:30 a.m.



A viewer sent a picture of beachgoers standing on the shore after running from the water just after the call for evacuation.



 


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