Six foot shark spotted 10 feet off Rhode Island beach

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management said a juvenile thresher shark was spotted 10-15 feet off of East Beach in Charlestown on Saturday afternoon.

Swimmers were ordered to evacuate the water around 3:30 p.m. after the shark’s fin was spotted by lifeguards in the surf. The beach opened for swimming around 4:30 p.m.

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