Cape Cod beach closed to swimming after confirmed white shark sightings

WELLFLEET, MASS. (WHDH) - A Cape Cod beach was closed to swimming for an hour Saturday after a confirmed white shark sighting, one of several off the coast, according to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy’s Sharktivity app.

The conservancy says the first confirmed sighting occurred at 1:40 p.m. Saturday off Head of the Meadow Beach in Truro. That sighting prompted the temporary closure of the beach.

Several more confirmed sightings were reported throughout the afternoon.

Sharks were spotted at 1:42 p.m. and 2 p.m. off the coast of Provincetown, and a shark was spotted 50 yards offshore of Orleans at 2:45 p.m.

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