Fairhaven shark sighting prompts beach closures

SE Mass

FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (WPRI) — Fairhaven beaches plan to reopen Sunday morning after a shark sighting abruptly closed them this weekend.

Fort Phoenix, Sconticut Neck, and West Island beaches closed Saturday afternoon after reports of a shark off Hacker Street Beach shortly after 1 p.m., according to Fairhaven police. There’s no word on what type of shark was observed.

The Fairhaven Harbor Master will patrol the area Sunday to ensure waters are safe for recreational swimming and boating. Beachfront and waterfront residents are advised to remain out of the water until then.

Police said the beach re-openings are dependent on no further shark sightings in the area.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Providence

Download Mobile Apps from WPRI 12
DOWNLOAD APPS NOW: Apple App Store | Google Play Store
PINPOINT WEATHER // Quick Links:

Veteran's Voices: Honoring Those Who Serve

More Veterans Voices

Dan Yorke State of Mind: Dan's Daily Update

DYSOM 10/26/2020: Michael DiBiase

More Dan Yorke State of Mind

Don't Miss

Viewer Pa on WPRI.com

LIVE CAMS on WPRI.com

More Live Cams

Community Events & Happenings

More Community

The Border Report Tour

More Border Report Tour