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Hanalei Bay closed due to shark sighting

HANALEI, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Ocean Safety officials have closed Hanalei Bay to swimming until further notice due to a shark sighting that occurred at around 4 p.m. on Thursday.

The roughly 15-foot shark was sighted in a swimming area fronting Hanalei Pavilion. No injuries were reported.

‘Shark Sighted' and ‘No Swimming' signs have been posted along the beach and the public is advised to stay out of the water until further notice.

Lifeguards will likely reopen the beach Friday morning if the water is deemed safe.

For updates, call the Ocean Safety Bureau at 241-4984. For a daily ocean report, visit www.kauaiexplorer.com.

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