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Westport beaches closed to swimming due to near shore shark sighting



Local beachgoers received a surprise this morning….sharks in the water.

According to a Horseneck Beach spokesperson, Westport has closed town beaches to swimming, following a near-shore shark sighting.

The shark sighting took place at approximately 9:45 a.m. Wednesday.

According to DCR, the closure of the water off of Horseneck Beach State Reservation in the Town of Westport will remain closed for the remainder of the day. However, the beach and parking areas remain open to the public.

Unless otherwise posted, the water is expected to reopen to the public tomorrow morning following an assessment of the water area. For their safety, visitors of the reservation are asked to observe all DCR lifeguard and staff instructions.

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  1. Pottyplant

    July 13, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    This is connected to the Wet-Nail Virus! A guy I know at city hall told me. He must know what he’s talking about because his listens to WSAR radio. Careful what you say though, because their operatives are always listening. Thanks David Meade for the information on your last podcast. I was zoomin when you said that one!

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