Swimming At Edgartown's South Beach Closes From Multiple Shark Sightings

Photo: Courtesy of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy.

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Sunday, officials closed South Beach and Norton Point in Edgartown after multiple shark sightings were reported.

The southern beach on Martha's Vineyard had a few unconfirmed sightings earlier in the day, according to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy's Sharktivity app.

"The water at South Beach will be closed for the remainder of the day due to multiple shark sightings," the Edgartown Parks Department said on Facebook. Officials temporarily closed the beach earlier on Sunday but later re-opened.

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South Beach is one of the island's busiest beaches, that's most popular with younger crowds, according to Martha's Vineyard Rentals.

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