Shark sighting closes Kealia

KEALIA — Ocean Safety Bureau officials closed Kealia Beach to swimming Tuesday due to a shark sighting.

Shortly before 12:15 p.m., beachgoers reported seeing two sharks near the shoreline along the north end of the beach. Upon response, lifeguards spotted a roughly eight-foot grey reef shark in the water.

As a safety precaution, they closed the beach and posted signs.

The beach will remain closed until at least today when lifeguards will reassess if it can be reopened.

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