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UPDATE: DE Shark Bite, Isolated Incident

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CAPE HENLOPEN, Del. - Swimmers were allowed back in the water, around 1:00 PM on Tuesday, after a teenager was reportedly bit by a shark.

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says the beaches at Cape Henlopen State Park have been reopened, after they reportedly observed from the ground and aerial observation of the Atlantic Ocean, and found no sharks in the water near the beaches. Officials say they were able to see schools of baitfish, including menhaden, sturgeon and cow-nose rays in the water, but no shark activity.

After these investigations and speaking with marine biologists, DNREC reopened the beaches, around 1:00 PM. The biologists reportedly said that Monday's incident, where a 16-year-old was bit at the park, was believed to have been a juvenile sand bar shark, and should be treated as an isolated incident.

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