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Three sharks sighted near Mauna Kea Beach

BIG ISLAND (KHNL) -- State parks has closed Hapuna and Wailea Beaches on the Big island today.

Three sharks were sighted between Puako and Mauna Kea Beach around 9:30 this morning. A 12 foot tiger shark was spotted approximately 600 yards off the Puako boat ramp, an eight foot shark was seen approximately 300 yards off Maumae Beach and an eight foot shark was seen approximately 200 yards off of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources has posted warning signs on the beaches. The Hawaii Fire Department will continue to monitor the shark activity in the area.

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