A 49-year-old swimmer on Fire Island was bitten on the left wrist and buttocks Wednesday evening by a shark, Suffolk police said.
The man was taken by Suffolk police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Earlier Wednesday, a surfer was bitten on his left calf at Smith Point County Park in Shirley. That area was the same stretch of water as where a lifeguard was bitten on July 3 by a shark. There have been a total of 5 reported shark bits on Long Island so far this summer.
(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)