Cops in Maine and Lengthy Island deploy boats and helicopters in hunt for killer sharks after lethal assault and sightings


POLICE in Maine and New York have deployed boats and helicopters as they seek for killer sharks after a girl was killed by an ideal white on Monday.

Seashores on Lengthy Island have shut down in current days after various sharks have been noticed within the ocean across the similar time Julie Dimperio Holowach, 63, was killed whereas swimming in Maine.

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Julie Dimperio Holowach, 63, was killed by a shark whereas swimming in Maine on Monday[/caption]

The state’s parks division stated two shark sightings have been reported in Nassau County on Tuesday, and officers there utilizing helicopters and boats to scour the water.

Nickerson Seashore, Lengthy Seashore, and Jones Seashore State Park have closed this week.

On Monday, swimmers have been informed to get out of the water within the county after a pair of sharks have been seen.

In line with WNBC-TV, reviews indicated it was a big bull shark — between seven and 10 ft lengthy, a dimension of shark that hasn’t been seen in at the least 4 years, officers stated.

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A ship with Nassau County’s Police Marine Unit is seen right here patroling the waters in Lengthy Island, New York, after sharks have been noticed within the space this week[/caption]

Governor Andrew Cuomo weighed in on the shark panic on Wednesday, telling reporters: “I’ve discovered by COVID there isn’t any disaster we will’t deal with.”

Farther north, the Maine Marine Patrol is conducting focused patrols within the southern space of the state after Holowach was attacked off the coast on Monday.

Holowach, of New York Metropolis, was at Bailey Island in Harpswell together with her daughter, and was swimming 20 yards away from the seaside, when she was killed by a shark within the state’s first-ever deadly assault.

A witness stated they noticed her disappear below the water earlier than being “thrown into the air.”

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Beachgoers are pictured sitting on the seaside at native authorities scour the water for sharks[/caption]

A kayaker helped convey her again to land however she died from her accidents.

The state’s Marine Patrol stated they need to “affirm the presence, location, and species of sharks,” in line with WMTW.

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That is the world the place Holowach was attacked off Bailey Island in Harpswell, Maine[/caption]

“There isn’t any doubt in my thoughts that this explicit shark had interpreted the sufferer as maybe a seal and made a mistake that sadly was deadly,” Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Senior Scientist Gregory Skomal informed the native information station.

“There’s a chance, significantly in deep water near shore, {that a} white shark may very well be feeding in that space,” Skomal stated.

It’s regular for nice white sharks to be seen within the New England space of the coast as they seek for seals, wildlife officers have stated.

In 2020, two folks have been killed by sharks in the US — out of a complete of 13 assaults.

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A makeshift memorial for Holowach is seen right here after her demise[/caption]

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Holowach was roughly 20 yards away from the seaside when she was killed[/caption]

Charlie Wemyss-Dunn, from Boston, stated he and his mom have been kayaking on the time Holowach was attacked on Monday, and heard her screams for assist.

“My spouse, who was sitting exterior on the time, she began screaming my title, wanting me to come back [ashore]. However I knew somebody was in misery on the market,” he informed ABC Information’ Good Morning America.

Wemyss-Dunn and his mom instantly began paddling towards Holowach in a bid to assist her.

“I used to be about to get within the water,” he continued. “I nonetheless thought it may very well be one thing like a ship propeller or some type of accident like that.”

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Charlie Wemyss-Dunn was kayaking when he tried to rescue Holowach[/caption]

The kayaker stated his spouse continued screaming at him from the shore, urging him to not get into the water.

“I knew how extreme it was,” he stated.

Wemyss-Dunn and his mom reached Holowach and took her again to shore.

The pair tried to maintain her head above water and his mom held her hand as they paddled again.


Nonetheless, Holowach, the previous president of purse designer Kipling USA, was instantly pronounced useless by paramedics upon arrival.

“We noticed what was within the water. We noticed her situation,” Wemyss-Dunn later informed the Portland Press Herald.

A tooth was recovered which consultants later confirmed had belonged to an ideal white shark.