Shark sighting closes beach

HAENA — Haena Beach was closed Wednesday afternoon after lifeguards reported seeing a nearly 6-foot Galapagos shark swimming off shore.

Ocean Safety officials are advising no swimming until further notice and signs have been posted to warn beachgoers of the 3 p.m. shark sighting.

Lifeguards will reassess the area this 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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The Garden Island

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