Crew were called to the police about 5:30pm on Monday, July 3, after the 16-year-old boy was reportedly bitten in the leg by a shark on Fire Island near Kismet Beach.

Lifeguards applied a tourniquet to stop the bleeding, according to police radio communications.

The condition of the teen is not yet known.

In late July last year, a teen, also 16, was bitten by a shark while surfing near Fire Island.

At approximately 5:40 pm on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, he was bitten on his right foot while boating approximately 20 yards offshore on Kismet Beach on Fire Island.

The surfer suffered a 4-inch laceration but was able to come out of the water and was taken by Saltair Fire and Rescue to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip for non-life-threatening injuries .

This is a story of development. Please check back with The Daily Voice for updates.

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