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Tillamook Co. issues warning after shark sightings on Oregon coast

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Tillamook County is warning people to use caution after multiple shark sightings on the Oregon coast.

The Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office reported Tuesday there had been several sightings of “large sharks” in the area of Cape Kiwanda.

The sightings started Thursday. Several people reported seeing sharks in the water in the days that followed.

"We got a picture of it because we were wondering is it a whale, like a smaller whale, a dolphin? But we sent the photo to my sister and she's a marine biologist in Hawaii and she was like that's definitely a shark," said Dawn Strout.  

Confirmed sightings took place Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, according to deputies.

“Swimmers, surfers, fishermen, everyone… beware,” the sheriff’s office posted on Facebook.

Last October, a surfer was attacked by a shark near Ecola State Park and he said he punched the shark to escape. Warning signs were posted in the Cannon Beach area after shark sightings over the summer.

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