Cape Cod Beach Closed for 2nd Day Due to Shark Sighting

A Cape Cod beach was closed Wednesday for the second day in a row after a shark was spotted swimming near shore.

Newcomb Hollow beach in Wellfleet was temporarily closed to swimming on Wednesday afternoon after a shark was spotted just yards off shore, police said. They said the beach has since reopened.

That same beach was also closed Tuesday after a white shark was spotted by a helicopter near swimmers.

South Beach in Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard was also closed for a time Tuesday due to a shark sighting.

More than 150 great white sharks have been spotted off Cape Cod this summer, according to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy's Sharktivity app.

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