Cape Cod Beach Closes After Shark Bites Down on Paddleboard

A beach on the Cape Cod National Seashore was closed Wednesday after a great white shark bit a paddleboard, authorities confirm.

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Perry Russom
Officials measured the shark bite and found it was just under a foot in length.
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Matt Dawley took this photo of the bite marks the shark left behind on the paddleboard.
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A closer look at the paddleboard.
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NBC Boston
Marconi Beach in Wellfleet was closed for about two hours following the shark sighting.
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Beach-goers were told they could not go in the water.
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Perry Russom
Officials measured the shark bite and found it was just under a foot in length.
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Perry Russom
Crews continued to examine the board.
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