Another shark sighting on Long Island prompts Hempstead to ban swimming

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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Swimming is now banned at Hempstead ocean beaches after a shark was spotted off Lido Beach, officials announced on Friday.

"Due to a shark sighting off Lido Beach by the Town of Hempstead "Shark Patrol" crew, all swimming is now prohibited at Town of Hempstead ocean beaches from Civic Beach to Town Park Lido West beach," the Town of Hempstead posted on Twitter.