A lifeguard at Jones Beach State Park may have been bitten by a shark while in the water.

The incident was reported near Central Mall at approximately 11 a.m. on Monday.

The lifeguard reported a possible shark bite on his left calf that measured about 1 inch in length. He said he saw a fin in the water.

Swimming was immediately suspended at the beach and police responded with a drone to overfly and inspect the water.

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