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Maine tells swimmers to stay in shallow water after fatal shark attack

  • Woman, 63, killed by great white shark this week
  • Swimming restricted to waist-deep water in 10 state parks

The state of Maine has restricted swimmers and increased the number of spotters on the beach after a great white shark killed a 63-year-old woman who was swimming offshore this week.

State officials temporarily limited swimming to waist-deep water at 10 state parks with beaches until further notice, as sharks typically avoid shallow water. They also banned swimming at the Fox Islands further off the mainland.

Related: Woman killed in apparent shark attack off Maine coast

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