Maine beaches cleared after reported shark sighting
WELLS, Maine (AP) — A reported shark sighting has created some excitement on a Maine beach.
Wells Police Sgt. Adam Shaw says local police cleared swimmers from the water Sunday afternoon as a precaution after the report of a shark near the Wells-Ogunquit town line.
He says swimmers were allowed back in the water at 3:15 p.m. at Wells Beach and Drake's Island.
Shaw says the initial report came from a paddleboarder who said the shark was as long or longer than his 12-foot board. A second report came from an individual who thought it was a harmless basking shark.