Lola wasn’t alone, with nearly identical bandaging slapped on the 13-year-old victim who had been boogie boarding just four and a half miles away. He didn’t just have bite marks on his leg; a shark tooth managed to embed into his skin.
Both victims’ injuries were described as non-life-threatening.
The boy was taken to Southside Hospital. The girl was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center.
Marine life experts sayare making conditions ripe for the sea life sharks like to eat, attracting them to areas closer to the shoreline. Wednesday evening, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo deployed environmental conservation officers to investigate the waters off Fire Island.
Lola says the ordeal won’t stop her from going in the water, but she’ll make sure to be more careful next time.