WELLS, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - On Sunday, June 25th, a man on a paddleboat saw what he believed to be a 12-foot great white shark near the Wells Beach and North Beach line, reported Wells police Sgt. Chad Arrowsmith.

The sighting took place around 1 p.m., and local police had citizens clear the water as a precaution.

When the harbor master was checking the harbor, two more reports were listed of a shark fin sighting. The individual citing the third report believed that the creature was a basking shark.

People were allowed back in the water by 3:15 p.m. when searchers saw no sharks in the harbor after several passes through.

Arrowsmith believes this is the first shark sighting report of the year.