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Kayakers Attacked By Great White Shark off Plymouth, Massachusetts

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Published: September 4, 2014

Authorities in Plymouth, Massachusetts, say two women in kayaks taking photographs of seals were attacked by what appears to be a great white shark off Plymouth, Massachusetts. They were not injured.

The women, identified as Ida Parker and Kristin Orr, both in their 20s, were about 150 yards off White Horse Beach in Plymouth on Wednesday night when the shark bit one of the kayaks, WCVB-TV reports. Both kayaks overturned and the women swam away, as did the shark.

(MORE: Kayaker's Attempt to Cross Lake Michigan Goes Horribly Wrong)

The Plymouth harbormaster rescued the women after a bystander called 911.

'It was petrifying waiting in that water ... not knowing if anyone was going to come and get us," Parker said.

Officials believe a bite mark on one of the kayaks was from a great white shark. The sharks hunt seals off the Massachusetts coast each summer.

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