Kayakers attacked by great white shark off Plymouth Beach

Courtesy John Chisholm of State Marine Fisheries

By News Staff


Two women kayaking off White Horse Beach in Plymouth Wednesday night were rescued after what is believed to be a great white shark bit one of their kayaks. 

The women, both in their 20’s, were taking pictures of seals about 150 yards off the shore in separate kayaks, when the shark bit one of the kayaks. 

Both kayaks were overturned and the women, along with the shark, swam away. They were not injured. 

A bystander called 911 and the women were rescued by the Plymouth Harbormaster.

The bite mark on the kayak is believed to be that of a great white shark, according to the Massachusetts Environmental Police.

Officials believe the shark was between 14-16 feet in length.

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