Anastasia Economides

Small Shark Spotted Off of Brooklyn Beach: Parks Agency

A shark was spotted near Coney Island beach Saturday, a city parks spokesperson said.

Lifeguards notified NYPD aviation when they saw a small gray shark close to the shoreline in a section of the beach.

The police scanned the area and didn't see any additional shark activity, said Crystal Howard of the parks department.

"It is a common occurrence given fishing that happens off the pier," said Ms. Howard.

The beach was not evacuated, said the parks department.

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