While swimming with a girl friend off a New Jersey beach recently a man was bitten in the leg by a shark, and surgeons are now fighting to avoid amputation.
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Background: While swimming with a girl friend off a New Jersey beach recently a man was bitten in the leg by a shark, and surgeons are now fighting to avoid amputation. Since this terrible incident, armed police in fast motor launches and helicopters have been kept extremely busy answering constant reports from bathers who thought they say saw shark fins ploughing the whit capped seas around New York and New Jersey beaches.
So far the shiny rifles and well oiled machine guns have not been used much. This is probably because most of the sharks they have been called upon to deal with have existed only in the minds of people reporting them.
Beaches have been closed while the clearing operations continue. To prevent mob panic, people who think they have seen a shark are told to report to beach lifeguards who sit atop trestles like tennis umpires. In the past, terror has spread from person to person as the dreaded shout "Sharks!" was heard, and old people, young children, and others not so nimble have been knocked down, trampled on and nearly drowned as bathers panicked to get out of the water.