EDGARTOWN, MASS. (WHDH) - A popular Martha’s Vineyard beach was ordered closed Tuesday afternoon following a shark sighting, officials said.

South Beach in Edgartown has been closed to swimming until further notice, police announced in a tweet around 1:30 p.m.

“South Beach currently closed to swimming due to a shark sighting,” the tweet said.

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Massachusetts State Police also warned swimmers to use caution after their airwing spotted a “large white shark” near swimmers off Newcomb Hollow Beach near the Wellfleet-Truro line.


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