Shark Spotted Off Newcomb Hollow Beach

WELLFLEET (WBZ NewsRadio) — Swimmers were cleared from the water at Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet on Wednesday when a shark was spotted near shore.

A picture posted by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy shows the close encounter. "Newcomb Hollow yesterday after swimmers were removed from the water due to a white shark spotted," the Conservancy posted. "August-October are peak months of white shark activity off Cape Cod."

The conservancy is warning beach-goers not to venture past waist-deep water, whether or not a sighting is reported.

Newcomb Hollow Beach was the site of the first deadly shark attack on Cape Cod since 1936.

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