Waiohai Beach closed to swimming due to shark sighting

PO‘IPU — Ocean Safety officials closed Waiohai Beach in Po‘ipu to swimming until further notice due to a shark sighting Monday.

Lifeguards report that a roughly nine-foot grey reef shark was sighted off shore, a press release said.

As a safety precaution and per standard protocol, Ocean Safety officials closed Waiohai Beach to swimming until further notice and signs have been posted to warn all beachgoers of the shark sighting.

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

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