Victims aged 12 and 13 discharged after treatment following separate attacks off Fire Island, east of Manhattan

Two children swimming in surf miles apart along New York state’s Fire Island national seashore have suffered puncture wounds to their legs in what are thought to be the first shark attacks in 70 years, authorities said.

The 12-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy were discharged after emergency medical treatment, each with a bandaged right leg. Both were expected to fully recover.

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