A great white shark was spotted off the coast of Maine Thursday afternoon, according to Wells police, about two and a half weeks after the state's first deadly shark attack.
Several beachgoers alerted a lifeguard around noon, police said, to say they had spotted fins in the water off of Wells Beach.
As lifeguards were about to investigate with a personal watercraft, police said the harbormaster received a call from Maine Marine Patrol confirming the sighting of a shark outside the jetties at the mouth of Wells Harbor.
The beach was cleared, according to News Center Maine, and beachgoers were told to not go in the water.
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When the harbormaster and fire chief arrived, there was no further sighting of what appeared to be a 9-foot shark.
The harbormaster told News Center Maine a water advisory was to remain in effect for Thursday and further advisories would be handled on a day-to-day basis.
On July 27, a 63-year-old woman from New York City who had a summer home in Maine was killed off Bailey Island in the state's first known deadly shark attack.