A 5-foot shark was spotted at the Jersey Shore yesterday afternoon prompting lifeguards to briefly close a beach on the Barnegat Peninsula for the third time this month.
Lifeguards in Seaside Park called bathers out of the water about 2:30 p.m. after the shark was seen swimming 10-feet off shore. The shark practically made its way all the way to shore!
On July 12 sharks were seen off Ocean Beach north of Seaside Park. On July 15, two sharks off Midway Beach, directly south of Seaside Park, caused lifeguards to suspend swimming for several hours.