A Cape Cod beach was temporarily closed after police reported several white sharks near beachgoers

(CNN) — Headed to Cape Cod? You might have company.

Longnook Beach in Truro, Massachusetts, was temporarily closed Thursday after the State Police Air Wing spotted multiple white sharks swimming close to shore, police said.

Sharks are pretty frequent vacationers at Cape Cod. There was a shark sighting on Newcomb Hollow Beach just two days before this sighting.
Though you’re more likely to die from fireworks than from shark attacks, it’s still important to stay safe. Last year, a swimmer died in a shark attack at a Cape Cod beach, which officials said was believed to be the first fatal attack in Massachusetts in over 80 years.
The Florida Museum, which conducts research on sharks and tracks shark attacks, recommends that beachgoers make sure to stay close to shore, swim with a buddy and avoid excessive splashing.

CNN’s Rob Frehse contributed to this report.

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