Reports: Shark Attacks Kayak Near Plymouth

A great white shark bit into a kayak off the coast of Plymouth Wednesday night, according to several reports. Two kayakers ended up in the water but were not hurt in the exchange, according to Plymouth’s harbormaster.

According to NECN, the Massachusetts Environmental Police said the attack likely came from a great white shark. The Plymouth-based Manomet Current reported that a Massachusetts State Police helicopter was called in to search for the shark. The attack was preceded by an earlier shark sighting. In that case, a kayaker reported seeing a shark attack and kill a seal, according to the Current.

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The apparent attack comes after a week after Duxbury briefly shut its public beaches when a great white was spotted nearby. Two similar incidents in Duxbury and Marshfield turned out to be false sighting. Spotters had mistaken the fin of a sunfish for that of a shark. A shark was also spotted in the Taunton River, which has had its share of exotic visitors this year.