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Cape Cod Beach Closed Following Shark Spotting

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    Paddleboarder's Shark Encounter Caught on Drone

    A video caught on a drone shows a shark just within feet from a paddleboarder in Nauset Beach, off Cape Cod, in July. (Published Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018)

    A Cape Cod beach has been closed for an hour following a shark spotting.

    According to Sharktivity, lifeguards spotted a white shark off of Nauset Light Beach at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

    The water will be closed for an hour.

    The spotting comes after three sharks were seen off of Cape Cod on Monday, two of which were at Nauset Beach. Two of the sharks were tagged while the other was seen breaching the water near the shore.

    Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries

    The tagged sharks, which became the 10th and 11th tagged of the season, were tagged about 100 yards from Nauset Beach in Orleans around 10:30 a.m. and then Nauset Spit just before noon.

    The first tagged shark was massive, coming in at 11 feet long, while the second shark was about 9 feet long, according to the Atlantic White Shark Conservatory.

    Meanwhile, around 11:30 a.m. Monday, a great white shark breached the water about 100 yards from the shore of Truro Beach, closing the beach to swimmers for one hour.

    On Wednesday, a man who was bitten by a shark in Truro this month was released from the hospital. He escaped by punching the shark in the gills after it had clamped down on his leg.

    At the end of July, a drone captured video footage of a paddleboarder's close encounter with a great white shark off of Nauset Beach.

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