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Devon beach evacuated after shark sighting

Cornwall Wildlife Trust says basking sharks are back in high numbers this year Credit: Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife/PA

Surfers and swimmers were evacuated from a Devon beach after a shark’s fin was spotted in the water.

A member of the public raised the alarm after ­spotting it offshore at Croyde Bay.

RNLI beach lifeguards advised people to leave the water as a precaution as the fin was inside a ‘safe swimming’ zone.

Conservation charity The Shark Trust says it's “highly likely” it was a basking shark.