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Cape Cod Beach Closed for 2nd Day Due to Shark Sighting

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    Beaches in Wellfleet and Edgartown Closed Due to Shark Sightings

    Two Massachusetts beaches were temporarily closed Tuesday afternoon due to shark sightings off the coast.

    (Published Tuesday, July 30, 2019)

    A Cape Cod beach was closed Wednesday for the second day in a row after a shark was spotted swimming near shore.

    Newcomb Hollow beach in Wellfleet was temporarily closed to swimming on Wednesday afternoon after a shark was spotted just yards off shore, police said. They said the beach has since reopened.

    That same beach was also closed Tuesday after a white shark was spotted by a helicopter near swimmers.

    South Beach in Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard was also closed for a time Tuesday due to a shark sighting.

    More than 150 great white sharks have been spotted off Cape Cod this summer, according to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy's Sharktivity app.

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