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Duxbury Beach Evacuated After Possible Shark Sighting

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Duxbury Beach (Duxbury Fire photo)

Duxbury Beach (Duxbury Fire photo)

DUXBURY (CBS) – A Duxbury beach was cleared of swimmers Thursday afternoon after a lifeguard thought he spotted a shark offshore.

Swimmers were ordered out of the water at about 4:00 p.m.

The reported shark sighting is believed to have been a sunfish. The beach was reopened to swimmers at 5:30 p.m. but swimmers were told to stay in shallow water.

On Monday, a great white shark was spotted swimming off the beach in Duxbury. State Police helicopters followed it until it went out into deeper waters.

Shark spotted off Duxbury. (MSP photo)

Shark spotted off Duxbury. (MSP photo)

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