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Shark Sighting Prompts Advisory in Manchester-by-the-Sea

Residents of a Massachusetts coastal community are being made aware of a shark sighting in the area.

Police in Manchester-by-the-Sea said a large shark was spotted Wednesday near House Island.

Authorities said that residents can swim in the area, but should do so with caution.

There were no additional sightings, police said.

Anyone who sees a shark in the area is asked to call the harbormaster at 978-526-7832.

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