LITTLE COMPTON, R.I. (WPRI) -- Beaches are back open to swimmers in Little Compton a day after a great white shark washed up on shore.
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A man out for a morning fishing trip on South Shore Beach found the 13-foot shark Saturday morning, a few hundred feet over the state line into Westport, Massachusetts.
Researchers say the shark weighed in at about 1,700 pounds and after dissecting it to marine biologists were unable to determine what killed it.
Officials plan to leave the shark where it is and let the tide take it out to sea.
Little Compton Police say Goosewing and South Shore Beaches are back open to swimmers Sunday morning, but there will be boat patrols just offshore keeping watch for sharks.
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