A US beach was forced to close on Tuesday due to multiple great white shark sightings in the area.
Meadow Beach in Truro, Massachusetts was closed for an hour as patrons patiently awaited the great white to move away from shore in the tenth such sighting in only a week.
Those traveling to Cape Cod for the Fourth of July should be wary of swimming too far from the shore after an increase in shark activity.
The Sharktivity app has reported ten great white shark sightings in the past week alone off the coast of the Cape.
According to NBC Boston, there have been over 20 shark sightings off the coast of Massachusetts in the past month.
Although shark sightings have been frequent, sharks rarely attack people.
The last deadly shark attack in New England was in July of 2020 off the coast of Maine.
Patrons are advised to look for purple flags while setting up on the shore, as they indicate a high potential of shark-infested waters.
The beach has since re-opened and welcomes swimmers, however, visitors should remain cautious since shark season is officially upon us.
It comes after a horror shark attack on the US west coast where a swimmer was savaged by what scientists say was the “world’s biggest ever shark.”
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Steve Bruemmer, 62, lost 30 pints of blood after the ocean giant chomped his stomach, leg and arm in one massive bite.
Steve was hauled 100 yards to shore by a surf instructor and two paddleboarders as blood spurted from his wounds.
Amazingly he is expected to make a good recovery after the horror mauling at Lover’s Point Beach in Monterey.
The shark was confirmed as a great white by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife based on a forensic examination of Steve’s bite marks.
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Experts estimate it is up to 20ft long – around the maximum size that great whites can grow to.
Reports said the Monterey Fire Department used a drone to search for the shark but couldn’t find it.