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Kauai's Kealia Beach closed following shark sighting

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KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Kealia Beach on Kauai is closed to swimming following a shark sighting Wednesday afternoon.

Lifeguards spotted a 10 to 12 foot tiger shark about 75 yards off shore. They posted signs along the beach and warned beachgoers to stay out of the water until the signs come down.

The beach will remain closed to swimming until at least Thursday morning when ocean safety officials can reassess if it is safe to reopen.

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