Shark attacks target children at popular New York beaches: Report

At least two children have been injured in shark attacks on Fire Island, popular tourist attractions off the coast of New York’s Long Island.

CBS New York reports that a boy and a girl have reportedly been bitten by a shark on two separate beaches on Wednesday. One was bitten while swimming at Atlantique Beach, and the other at Sailor Haven Beach, about 4.5 miles away.

Both of the children suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and the boy, 13, was reportedly able to walk to a police boat on his own.

According to a tweet from Stringer News, the same shark may have attacked both children. The beaches have been closed as police helicopters search the water for the shark or sharks.