Monday, August 25, 2014

Video: Massachusetts State Police Air Wing Film Great White 100 Yards of Duxbury Beach

Massachusetts State Police Air Wing video of great white
Although the Massachusetts State Police Air Wing is used to making the news when they help apprehend a criminal or assist in a rescue, today the made the news for a whole different reason when they captured video of a great white shark approximately 100 yards off shore Duxbury Beach, Massachusetts.

Below is the post that they made on their State Police Facebook page regarding the sighting. We have also posted the one minute segment of raw footage that they released on their Youtube page.
Today, while on patrol out of the Plymouth Air Base, the Massachusetts State Police Air Wing observed a shark approximately 75-100 yards off the coast in Duxbury. The air crew, Troopers Mark Spencer, Edward Mathurin and Eric Fairchild notified Duxbury Police and Duxbury Harbormaster immediately. There were many beachgoers and people in the water on the Duxbury Beach.
As a precaution, the beach was closed for approximately one-hour. As more boats approached the area the shark was spotted in, the shark continued swimming Southeast into deeper water. 
A member of the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries confirmed the shark to be a Great White Shark, approximately 12-14 feet in length. There were no injuries reported during the evacuation of the beach or from the shark.  Youtube 
Photo above is a video screenshot