NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) - All public beaches in New Bedford, Massachusetts are closed toswimming, after a reported shark sighting.
The shark was reportedly spotted just one mile off the coast of FortTaber.
New Bedford beaches are closed to swimming as of 8 p.m. onWednesday, and will remain closed until Port Security has confirmedthe water is safe for re-entry.
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If weather permits, officials plan to conduct an aerial surveyof the waters off Horseneck Beach Thursday, in an attempt to locateany sharks that could be a threat to swimmers.
The Division of Fisheries and Wildlife encourages anyone whothinks they have spotted a shark to report the sighting by calling(508) 965-4394.
The hotline is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
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