Kekaha Beach on Kauai reopens following shark sighting

Kekaha Beach on Kauai reopens following shark sighting
Shark sighting reported Saturday, ocean safety officials say. (Source: Hawaii News Now)

KEKAHA, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Ocean Safety officials on Kauai have reopened Kekaha Beach following a shark sighting Saturday morning.

Officials notified the public around 10:30 a.m. Saturday that the roughly eight-foot shark was seen just off shore. As a precaution, the public was not allowed to swim at the beach and signs warning of the sighting were posted.

Sunday morning, officials reassessed conditions and opened the beach.

No injuries have been reported.

For updates about ocean conditions and ocean safety, call Kauai’s Ocean Safety Bureau at 241-4984.

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