Kauai’s Hanalei Bay reopens after shark spotted near shoreline


Hanalei Bay was reopened Friday after Ocean Safety officials determined the water was safe for swimming.

The bay was closed Thursday after a shark was spotted in the water.

Lifeguards said the shark was about 6-feet long and was caught breaching and thrashing near the shoreline.

Beachgoers are reminded to stay out of brown and turbid water as a safety precaution.

Ocean Safety officials advise swimming or snorkeling at Poipu Beach where the water clarity is better.

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