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Cape Cod beach closed for second day in a row after shark sighting

JULIA CUMES FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE/FILE

A shark was spotted off the shore of Head of the Meadow beach on Wednesday around 12:15 p.m., a Cape Cod National Seashore official said.

The water was closed to swimmers for about an hour and reopened around 1:30 p.m., said Leslie Reynolds, chief ranger of the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Lifeguards spotted the lurking shark and planted red flags on the coast to alert swimmers of the animal’s presence.

When asked if any more sharks have been spotted in the area, Reynolds said no, but “the day is still young,” hinting at the plethora of shark sightings in the Cape Cod region this summer.

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The sharks along the Cape’s coast seem to be swimming offshore on a timely schedule.

A shark was spotted around the same time Tuesday at the same beach, which also led to the closure of nearby Coast Guard beach for swimmer safety.


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