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  • 26 August 2014, 12:47

Shark Sighting Forces Swimmers Out Of Water

A Massachusetts beach was shut after a great white shark was spotted swimming near the shore.

The Massachusetts State Police Air Wing said the shark was roughly 75-100 yards (68-90m) off the coast in Duxbury.

It said it was about 12-14ft (3.6-4.2m) in length.

Police, who posted photos on their Facebook page on the shark, said there were "many beachgoers and people in the water".

It said the beach was closed for about one hour until the shark was seen heading south into deep water.

Nobody was injured.

One beachgoer scrawled on the beach: "You're gonna need a bigger boat," quoting from a famous line in the classic movie Jaws.

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