Shark Sighting Reported Off East Sandwich Beach - NECN

Shark Sighting Reported Off East Sandwich Beach



    Harbormaster Warns Beachgoers About Sharks

    The harbormaster in Orleans, Massachusetts, issued a firm warning about shark activity Thursday, August 30, 2018.

    (Published Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018)

    A shark sighting was reported off of East Sandwich Beach, Sandwich police announced Sunday on Facebook.

    The Public Safety Dispatch received a call from someone reporting they saw a shark that appeared to be attacking a seal in the Salt Marsh Road area.

    The Sandwich Fire Department deployed its patrol boat to check the area, with plans to do so until 5 p.m. Sunday. The U.S. Coast Guard was also checking the area Sunday.

    Any shark sightings off of Sandwich beaches can be reported to the Sandwich Public Safety Dispatch Center at 508-888-1212.

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