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Officials confirm boy was bitten by shark off Atlantique Beach

The state Department of Environmental Conservation confirmed Thursday that a 13-year-old boy wounded Wednesday off Atlantique Beach was indeed bitten by a shark. Investigators examined a fragment of a tooth extracted from the boy's leg. A 12-year-old girl also was bitten Wednesday, possibly by a shark, at nearby Sailors Haven beach, also on Fire Island, prompting lifeguards and officials to be on heightened alert. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)


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