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Police: Sunfish, not shark, reported at Mass. beach

Massachusetts State Police evacuate a beach in Marshfield after reports of a shark sighting, but it turns out to be a sunfish. (Photo courtesy of Marshfield Harbormaster)

Massachusetts State Police evacuated a beach in Marshfield on Wednesday after reports of a shark sighting, but it turned out to be a sunfish.

The Marshfield Harbormaster's office determined that the animal spotted in the water at Sunrise Beach was not a shark.

After the initial sighting, state police used a helicopter and searched the water, but didn't find anything.

No injuries were reported.

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