Several New York City beaches have been closed for swimming following multiple shark sightings in recent days.
The NYPD’s 100th precinct, which covers Rockaway in the Queens borough, announced on Tuesday that the waters off all seven miles of Rockaway beaches are now out of bounds to swimmers until further notice.
The beach boardwalk will remain open, police said.
The closures come after two sharks were spotted in the waters off the coast of the popular beaches on Tuesday, including one that “bumped” into a swimmer, reportedThe Wave.
One sighting was at Beach 67th and the second at Beach 102nd Street, according to the local outlet.
Just two days earlier, there was another shark sighting in Far Rockaway which prompted the closure of Beach 9th to Beach 29th Street on Sunday.
Beach-goers at the Beach 67th Street had been enjoying cooling off in the water, away from the soaring temperatures across the city.
But their day was disrupted when New York City Parks personnel ordered them to get out of the water.