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Punaluu Beach Park closed following shark sighting

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KAU, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Punaluu Beach Park in Kau was closed on Friday after a shark was spotted near shore, according to the Hawaii Fire Department.

Fire officials say the shark was around eight feet long, though they did not disclose which type of shark was spotted.

Ocean safety crews will reassess the area Saturday morning before deciding whether or not to reopen the beach.

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