Two Maine state parks restrict swimmers after fatal shark attack in area

Two Maine state parks are putting restrictions on swimmers after a fatal shark attack in the area on Monday.The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry said swimmers at Popham and Reid State Park are not allowed beyond waist-deep water until further notice out of an abundance of caution.The Maine Marine Patrol said a woman was swimming off Bailey Island in Harpswell on Monday and appeared to be injured by a shark.Two kayakers brought the woman to shore, but she died of her injuries. Officials confirmed Tuesday the woman was attacked by a great white shark.Maine Marine Patrol is urging swimmers and boaters to use caution near Bailey Island until further notice — and to avoid swimming near seals or schools of fish.Monday’s shark attack is the first fatal attack recorded in Maine.

Two Maine state parks are putting restrictions on swimmers after a fatal shark attack in the area on Monday.

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry said swimmers at Popham and Reid State Park are not allowed beyond waist-deep water until further notice out of an abundance of caution.

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The Maine Marine Patrol said a woman was swimming off Bailey Island in Harpswell on Monday and appeared to be injured by a shark.

Two kayakers brought the woman to shore, but she died of her injuries. Officials confirmed Tuesday the woman was attacked by a great white shark.

Maine Marine Patrol is urging swimmers and boaters to use caution near Bailey Island until further notice — and to avoid swimming near seals or schools of fish.

Monday’s shark attack is the first fatal attack recorded in Maine.