Great White Shark Attacks Kayakers Off Mass. Coast

Officials say the shark that attacked 2 kayakers off Plymouth, Mass. took at bite out of one kayak

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    Officials say the shark that attacked 2 kayakers off Plymouth, Mass. took at bite out of one kayak

    A great white shark attacked two kayakers who were trying to photograph seals off the Plymouth, Massachusetts, coast Wednesday evening at Manomet Point, authorities say.

    The shark came up from beneath the two women and took a bite out of one of their kayaks, according to the Plymouth Harbormaster.

    Neither of the women kayaking was injured in the attack. Officials say the women, who are in their mid-20s, were trying to take pictures of the seals at the time.

    The shark is believed to have been a great white, based on a tooth fragment and the bite mark it left on the kayak, Massachusetts Environmental Police says.

    The shark is estimated to be 14 to 16 feet long.

    Authorities say this is the second great white shark sighting of the day in the area, after a woman reported seeing one attack a seal around 1 p.m.

    The Plymouth Harbormaster searched for about two and half hours but found nothing.

    Stay with us as this story develops.