NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA.com) — A shark sighting has led to a beach closure in the Newport Beach area.
The incident unfolded about 4:10 p.m. Thursday after Orange County lifeguards were notified of the shark sighting off Huntington State Beach by a lifeguard patrol boat.READ MORE: Police Look For Shooter In Redondo Beach Homicide
The incident prompted authorities to close a section of the beach between Huntington State Beach and Newport Beach.
Newport Beach lifeguards said late Thursday that they didn’t plan on reopening the beach until Friday morning.READ MORE: Beverly Hills Adding Armed, Private Security After Robbery At Chic Restaurant
Authorities said lifeguard towers 76-54 would be affected by the closure through Friday.
Red flags have been placed along the shoreline.MORE NEWS: Police Search For Driver Who Killed Bicyclist In North Hills
No further information was immediately available.