SAN CLEMENTE (CBSLA.com) — Enter at your own risk. That’s what lifeguards are telling beach goers in Orange County after another shark sighting near the San Clemente Pier Sunday morning.
“It was a little scary you know seeing that because we aren’t used to seeing that in the Bay Area.” a man visiting from the Bay Area with his family said.
Video of the most recent shark was taken Sunday morning near Capistrano Beach. Lifeguards say a sheriff’s deputy patrolling the area also spotted a shark which caused the water to be closed for several hours Sunday afternoon. There’s also an advisory at nearby beaches. According to the Orange County Register, the closure was lifted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
And it seems daily now there is a shark sighting along our beaches. Many surfers who have braved the ocean say because of the sightings they are getting the water to themselves. However, for one beachgoer it isn’t a welcome sight and he won’t be letting his daughter go in the water any time soon.
“I’ve lived here my entire life and I’ve never seen anything like this. It’s gnarly. There are so many sharks around. So many sightings,” the father said. “There’s big sharks out there. Not little ones. These are like 10, 12-footers out there. To me if you’re ignoring that with your child you’re not being responsible as a parent.”