TV Crew for Nat Geo Wild’s ‘When Sharks Attack’ Films on Fire Island
A film crew for Nat Geo Wild shot the show ‘When Sharks Attack’ at Robert Moses State Park and Atlantique beach earlier this month following two children getting bit last month.
One bite is confirmed to be a shark bite, and the other is believed to be a shark bite as well. The show will explore what caused these attacks, and possible reasons for shark attacks that take place around the world.
A 12-year-old girl was bitten at Sailors Haven on July 18, and just 15 minutes later, a 13-year-old boy was bitten in the leg while swimming at Atlantique beach. The boy’s bite is a confirmed shark attack, while it’s still unknown if a shark was responsible for biting the young girl. Both survived the attacks with no serious injuries. The following day, a fisherman caught a shark in the same waters off Fire Island, causing some swimming areas at Robert Moses to be closed.
Nat Geo Wild’s film crew interviewed the young girl who suffered the attack and her father, as well as first responders, state parks police Sgt. Jim Harrer, and a lifeguard that works at Atlantique.
The film crew of five flew a drone over the waters where these bites took place. “We’re going into their world” when we swim in the water, executive producer Ashley Hoppin told Newsday. “The more we understand those interactions, the better everyone will be.”
No air date has been announced for this segment of ‘When Sharks Attack.’
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