Haena Beach closed due to shark sighting

HAENA — Lifeguards reported seeing a nearly 6-foot Galapagos shark swimming off shore at Haena Beach Wednesday afternoon.

Ocean Safety officials have closed the beach to swimming until further notice due to the shark sighting.

The shark was sighted at approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday.

As a safety precaution, Ocean Safety officials are advising no swimming until further notice and signs have been posted to warn beachgoers of the shark sighting.

Lifeguards will reassess the area on Thursday morning to determine if the beach can be reopened.

For updates, speak to a county lifeguard or call the Ocean Safety Bureau at 241-4984.

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