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2 kayakers attacked by possible great white shark

Posted Wednesday, Sep. 03, 2014  comments  Print Reprints

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Authorities say two women in kayaks taking photographs of seals were attacked by what appears to be a great white shark off Plymouth, Massachusetts. They were not injured.

WCVB-TV reports (bit.ly/1r4wi7u) the women, both in their 20s, were about 150 yards off White Horse Beach in Plymouth Wednesday night when the shark bit one of the kayaks. Both kayacks overturned and the women swam away, as did the shark.

The Plymouth harbormaster rescued the women after a bystander called 911.

Officials believe a bite mark on one of the kayaks was from a great white shark. The sharks hunt seals off the Massachusetts coast each summer.

Information from: WCVB-TV, http://www.thebostonchannel.com

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