The U.S. Coast Guard at Barnegat Light has confirmed a sighting of a 12-foot great white shark in the waters off Island Beach State Park.
A call came in from a boater on Sunday who reported that the shark was spotted about 200 feet off the shore in the southern end of the park, Petty Officer David Black said.
Island Beach State Park Superintendent Mark Pitchell said he had been informed the shark had been spotted by a boater.
"I'm not aware this has happened very much," he said, referring to a great white shark sighting.
Bathing Beach 1 is open to swimmers today. Both bathing beaches will be open on June 18, Pitchell said.
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