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Shark sighted at Kekaha Beach Park

KEKAHA — A shark sighting at Kekaha Beach Park on Monday afternoon prompted a no swimming advisory until further notice from the County of Kaua‘i Ocean Safety Bureau (OSB).

A possible 8-foot tiger shark was spotted in the water off the beach. No injuries were reported.

“As a safety precaution, Ocean Safety (Bureau) officials have posted warning signs and will continue to monitor the area,” the OSB said in a statement on Monday. “Lifeguards will reassess the area on Tuesday.”

Updates will be provided if more information becomes available.

For current information about Kaua‘i ocean conditions and ocean safety, residents and visitors are encouraged to speak to a county lifeguard at any lifeguard state.

People can also visit www.hawaiibeachsafety.com or call the Ocean Safety Bureau at 808-241-4984.
Source: The Garden Island

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