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BEACH ALERT FROM THE TOWN OF SCITUATE

Contact: Stephen Mone, Scituate Harbormaster
(774)238-6300
Patricia Vinchesi, Town Administrator
(781) 850-6192
 
On Saturday, August 22, the Scituate Harbormaster and two staff along with Marianne Long of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy went out to check the new shark receiver installed last month and located south of the North River off Fourth Cliff. Their purpose was to upload data that was on the receiver installed by the Conservancy that was deployed about four weeks ago The receiver buoy is slated to be checked for data ever few weeks and this was its first visit. It is not a live feed of data. The receiver also logs data of other types of tagged fish that pass within range. Late yesterday the Town was notified that of a detection, coincidentally just several hours before the data was uploaded.
 
The detection was at 5:00 a.m. from a 12' foot great white shark tagged earlier this summer off Chatham. The shark was last detected on August 15 off Provinctown.
 
Beach goers are advised to exercise caution while in the water, be alert and become familiar with the beach rules and shark advisory signs posted at all beaches. The Harbormaster and the new Scituate Police Marine Unit were deployed on extra shifts Sunday, August 23.
 
“The buoy was installed because we know that great whitesharks are moving northward. That's why it is here and its done its job,” stated Scituate Harbormaster Stephen Mone.
 
Scituate Town Administrator Patricia Vinchesi stated, “this is the new norm, and while it is challenging, we were proactive with our signs, our new police marine unit, and training drills for lifeguards. If people use common sense and good judgment, that makes the staff's job easier.”
 
All residents and visitors are reminded to stay away from areas where great white sharks have been reported and the Harbormaster's Office will be monitoring the area. Further updates will be provided as the situation warrants or dictates.

 

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 Online Crash Reports Now Available

In an effort to provide citizens and insurance companies with the ability to obtain accurate and affordable crash reports as quickly as possible, our crash reports are now available for purchase online.  All online requests for crash reports can be made at GetCrashReports.com.

 

GetCrashReports.com charges a nominal convenience fee for this service which is added to the cost of the report.  Involved parties that do not wish to pay the convenience fee can still come to the police station and pay only the cost of the report.

 

All questions related to GetCrashReports.com can be answered by visiting their website GetCrashReports.com  or
e-mailing them at getcrashreports@appriss.com.




 

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