Confirmed shark sighting closes Provincetown beach

PROVINCETOWN, MASS. (WHDH) - Race Point Beach in Provincetown was closed to swimming Thursday after the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy confirmed a shark sighting.

A shark was captured on video attacking a seal in the water about 1:45 p.m.

Ariana Martel was among the beachgoers who witnessed the shark attack.

“I actually ended up running down part of the beach so everyone could hear us screaming ‘Get out of the water’ because you never know where the shark’s going to end up,” she said. “And then you see it totally chomp the seal in half. And it was just crazy. It’s something you would see on Shark Week, not right in front of you.”

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