PROVINCETOWN (CBS) – In the course of the previous 31 years, the Provincetown Swim for Life has grow to be a serious summer time occasion.
“It’s ingrained in the neighborhood,” says organizer Jay Critchley.
However there’s a brand new participant within the space, nice white sharks, whose numbers are growing steadily in the summertime. And now, their presence has compelled a change within the occasion, despite the fact that no white sharks have been noticed in Provincetown Harbor.
“It’s been writing on the wall,” Critchley stated. “It’s a severe concern. It’s not a serious threat however the end result can be a serious disaster.”
The swimmers have at all times gone 1.four miles from Lengthy Level, to the seashore close to the city heart. However now, it should possible go alongside the city’s seashore, from the West Finish, to the middle.
Nobody needs 400 swimmers within the water, and have an amazing white shark exhibiting up.
“We actually have the guests’ security in thoughts, once they get within the water at that begin with all of the splashing, it might grow to be a hazard and we need to keep away from that,” stated Brian Carlstrom of the Cape Cod Nationwide Seashore.
The route remains to be being finalized.