Posted BY: Q1 | NwoReport

A shark attacked and injured a lifeguard during a training exercise over the weekend. 

Zachari Gallo was playing the role of a victim during a training exercise when a five-foot shark bit him in the chest and hand at 10.15 am on Smith Point Beach, New York.

He received stitches in his chest and Suffolk County officials closed the Long Island beach to swimming Sunday after the unprecedented shark attack.

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The lifeguard said once he felt the texture of his attacker he knew it was the shark.

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