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Officials advise no swimming at New Bedford beaches after shark sighting in Fairhaven

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.”

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