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Money raised for shark-detecting system returned to donors

April 16, 2019

WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — Organizers of an effort to raise $200,000 to buy a pair of shark-detecting sonar buoys to deploy off Cape Cod say they will return $36,000 already raised because it’s too late to install them this year.

Heather Doyle and Ashley Penn launched the effort and named it the Arthur Clever Buoy Pilot after Arthur Medici, the 26-year-old Revere man killed in a great white shark attack last September off Wellfleet.

Doyle tells the Cape Cod Times that because they couldn’t come through on their promise to deploy the buoys by this summer they felt the funds should be returned to the donors.

She says they also had trouble getting a town or the Cape Cod National Seashore to agree to install the system.

She says they’ll try again next year.

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Information from: Cape Cod (Mass.) Times, http://www.capecodtimes.com

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