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Shark sighting forces Nauset Light Beach in Eastham to temporarily close

Julia Cumes for the Boston Globe

Nauset Light Beach in Eastham was temporarily closed Thursday afternoon after a shark sighting, the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy said.

The Cape Cod National Seashore ordered beachgoers out of the water when the shark was spotted, the conservancy’s Sharktivity app posted at 1:29 p.m.

A shark has not been seen at Nauset Light since Aug. 19, according to a Globe tally. This is the 75th beach closure on Cape Cod and the Islands in August.


Alyssa Lukpat can be reached at alyssa.lukpat@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @AlyssaLukpat.