2 children bitten in possible shark attacks while swimming off Long Island

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Authorities say that two children were bitten in possible shark attacks while swimming in the waters off New York’s Fire Island.

The attacks happened about 4 miles away from each other Wednesday afternoon.

Officials say that a 12-year-old girl was bitten on the leg and a 13-year-old boy was bitten while riding on a boogie board. Both kids were expected to be OK.

The attacks happened at Sailors Haven and Atlantique beaches.

The 12-year-old girl was able to walk to the ambulance on her own. Photos taken soon after show that she was up and alert.

Fire Island is about 40 miles north of Sandy Hook.

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