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Great white called prime suspect in Truro attack

TRURO — The evidence: Eyewitness accounts of a dorsal fin circling the victim. Hordes of seals. Major ­injuries.

The conclusion: The man bitten while swimming off Ballston Beach Monday was probably the victim of a great white shark attack, the first confirmed bite in Massachusetts since 1936, the state’s top shark scientist said Tuesday.

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