WESTPORT, Mass. (WPRI) — Beachgoers in Westport were forced out of the water following reports of a shark sighting Wednesday morning, according to the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR).
The DCR confirmed that a lifeguard at Horseneck Beach spotted a shark fin about 100 yards from shore just before 10 a.m. Wednesday.
The beach was immediately closed to swimming as a precaution, as well as the nearby Baker’s and Cherry and Web beaches.
The beaches reopened to swimming Thursday morning, according to the DCR.
No additional shark sightings have been reported.
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