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Shark Spotted Off Coast of Plymouth, Mass.

Beaches closed for 24 hours



    Lars White

    A great white shark was spotted off the coast of Plymouth, Massachusetts, on Saturday afternoon, forcing the evacuation of local beaches.

    The Plymouth Harbormaster said the 15-foot long shark was spotted at 2 p.m. by a local fisherman about a half-mile off Manomet Point.

    Due to the shark siting, the town beaches are closed for 24 hours as a precaution. They will remain closed until 2 p.m. Sunday.

    They affected beaches are Plymouth Long Beach, Whitehorse Beach, Nelson Beach and Stephen's Field swim area.

    No injuries were reported.

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