Mass. Beaches Close to Swimmers Following Shark Sighting

shark seen off duxbury beach
Plymouth Harbormaster

Nauset Beach in Orleans, Massachusetts closed to swimmers Monday afternoon following a confirmed shark sighting. 

The swim ban is in effect until 3:50p.m., according to the Town of Orleans. 

This is not the first cape cod beach to close on Monday as a result of a shark sighting. 

Duxbury Beach reopened to swimmers Monday afternoon after a shark was spotted in the waters the day before.

People were allowed to access the beach but were not allowed to swim in the waters for the first half of the day on Monday. 

Crews were working Sunday afternoon to remove the carcass of a beached whale, which has been attracting numerous sharks. The Plymouth harbormaster confirmed sightings of a Great White Shark on Sunday.

Duxbury Police allowed people to enter the waters Monday afternoon, but told people to swim at their own risk and call 911 for any suspected shark sightings. 

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