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Shark Sighting Off West Bay

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9:00am 11th August 2012

West Dorset lifeguards say they're sure the shark sighting off West Beach yesterday was NOT a prank.

Two members of the public described it as up to 6 feet long and came within 5 metres of the beach.

Authorities closed the beach for 90 minutes.

It’s thought the shark was probably looking for fish.



Back in July, a routine spearfishing trip, soon turned into a terrifying encounter for 3 divers off Chesil Beach.

Clive Gavin Thomas was free dive fishing with his 2 friends at the weekend (21st- 22nd July 2012) when a 3 metre Porbeagle Shark decided to take a closer look at the trio.

Read more about this story HERE.



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