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KISMET, N.Y. (PIX11) – A surfer was bitten by a shark in the water off Fire Island Wednesday, authorities said.

Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers responded to reports of a shark bite in Kismet on Fire Island around 5:45 p.m. A surfer suffered a minor bit and was able to walk out of the water, authorities said. Police didn’t know if he required any medical attention.

A Suffolk County police helicopter searched the water for the shark, but it was too murky for police to locate it. Marine Bureau officers also searched the water in a boat.

Earlier Wednesday, the body of a shark washed up on a shore on Long Island. The dead shark was found on the Ocean Beaches in Quogue around 9:30 a.m., officials said.

Photos of the 7-8 feet-long shark, with its jaw open and teeth bared, were shared by police.

The shark bite off Fire Island Wednesday was just the latest in a series of shark sightings and encounters at New York beaches this summer.

On Monday, Gov. Kathy Hochul directed the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the Department of Environmental Conservation and the State Police to implement heightened patrols.

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