Posted on 04/07/2022 16:28 / Updated on 04/07/2022 16:28
(credit: Reproduction/CBS News)
Two Long Island beaches in the United States were closed this Sunday (3/7) because a lifeguard was attacked by shark during training.
According to information from North American TV CBS NewsO! saves lives Jack Gallo was playing a victim in training when he was bitten on the chest and arm by the animal.
“If you’re going to have an encounter with a shark, this is probably the best scenario you’ll ever have,” said Suffolk County Executive Steve Belone. “There were a few other lifeguards in this training exercise as well. In the middle of the incident, he suddenly became a real victim.”
Belone said the attack happened in the morning and revealed that it was the first time such an incident had happened. He declared, “We are very grateful that he is fine, I spoke to him a while back. This has never happened to us. I hope it never happens again.”
Also, according to the news, Jack Gallo had come to fight the shark. “I felt severe pain and knew it was some kind of shark,” said the lifeguard. “I hit the shark three times. I think the third time it flipped back and its tail hit my chest,” he said.
According to the executive, a shark was seen after the attack, but it is not known whether it was the one who attacked the lifeguard. As a precaution, Smith Point and Kapsog beaches have been temporarily closed to beach-goers and are expected to reopen today.