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Red Flag Warning After Fishermen Catch Shark Off Town Of Hempstead

TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) -- Red flags will be out Monday on beaches in Hempstead, warning of the potential for sharks in the water.

Town officials say local fishermen caught a shark on Sunday afternoon.

MORE: Swimming Halted At Hempstead Beaches After Another Shark Sighting

Flags were then put up at Atlantic and East Atlantic beaches.

Nearby Nickerson Beach is only allowing waist-deep swimming as a precaution.

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