Provincetown beach closed following shark sighting

PROVINCETOWN, MASS. (WHDH) - Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown was ordered closed after a confirmed shark sighting on Saturday.

Officials closed the beach to the public between 12:35 p.m. and 1:35 p.m. after a white shark was spotted 20 yards off shore, according to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy’s Sharktivity app.

Swimmers are reminded to be vigilant while in the area.

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