The New Bedford Mayor’s office confirmed that they are advising no swimming at New Bedford beaches based on a shark sighting in Fairhaven earlier in the day.
The following message was sent out by the Fairhaven Police Department:
“FAIRHAVEN ALERT: This message is being sent by the Fairhaven Police Department and the Harbormaster.
All public beaches are temporarily closed due to a possible shark sighting near Hacker Street. All citizens are asked to stay out of the water.
Any sightings should be reported to the Fairhaven Police Department at 508-997-7421. Currently, the Fairhaven Police and Harbormaster is investigating the incident and the waters.”