Lifeguard on Long Island bitten in chest hand by shark during training

The two beaches on Long Island, Suffolk County, were scheduled to reopen

Smith Point and Cupsorg Beach suspended swimming on Sunday

Shark attacks off the Long Island Shore are extremely rare

that residents can take to keep them safe in the water.

the shark bites his chest and hands, the lifeguard identified as Zack Garo

a victim during training, Belone said at a press conference

The attack took place at Smith Point around 10:15 am. Shirley's beach.

The lifeguards were sewn together and "very well," Belone said.

"If you encounter a shark, that's probably the best scenario