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Teenage surfers ask by shark off Fire Island, Suffolk County officials say

KISMET, NY — A teenager was reportedly begged by a shark on Fire Island on Wednesday.

It happened around 5:45pm just off Kismet Beach.

Suffolk County officials say a 16-year-old male surfer was begging on his right foot and ended up with a 4-inch gash.

He managed to walk back to shore on his own and was taken to a local hospital. He is expected to be OK.

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No lifeguards were on duty at the time of the attack.

A police aviation unit went up but said the water was too murky to spot the shark from its chopper.

CBS New York team


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