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Maui beach closes following shark sighting

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UPDATE:
Big Beach has been reopened. 

ORIGINAL STORY:
Lifeguards are monitoring Big Beach at Makena Beach Park on Maui after a 12 to 14 foot shark was spotted Sunday.

The shark was seen hunting at around 2:10 p.m. by swimmers who were in choppy and murky water.

DLNR was notified and the beach is being monitored by authorities on jet skis and by others patrolling the shoreline.

The shark was last seen heading north. If it is not spotted again the beach is expected to reopen this evening.

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