FAIRHAVEN (CBS) – A reported shark sighting forced Fairhaven Police to shut down all the beaches in town Saturday afternoon as a precaution. The sighting later turned out to be unfounded, police said.
They initially said a shark was spotted off Hacker Street Beach just after 1 p.m.
As a result, they closed that beach and the three others in Fairhaven – Fort Phoenix, Sconticut Neck and West Island.
But Fairhaven and New Bedford Harbormasters searched the area and found nothing and the beaches were reopened.