WESTERLY, R.I. (WPRI) - Swimmers were temporarily ordered out of the water following a shark sighting in Westerly on Thursday.
A lifeguards tells the Westerly Sun he spotted the shark about ten yards off shore, between Misquamicut State Beach and Wuskenau Town Beach.
He alerted other nearby lifeguards who briefly closed the beaches to swimming.
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management tells Eyewitness News they investigated the incident and found no sharks in nearby waters. As a result, swimmers were allowed back in the water about an hour later.
No additional shark sightings have been reported.
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