NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Lifeguards on Friday reopened a stretch of beach following a shark sighting in Orange County.
Just after 4 p.m. on Thursday, Orange County lifeguards were notified of a shark sighting off Huntington State Beach by a lifeguard patrol boat.READ MORE: Driver Wanted After Hitting, Then Dropping Pedestrian From Car During LAPD Car Chase
A shark bumped a surfer’s board, which is considered to be aggressive behavior.
Although the shark did not bite the surfer, lifeguards were forced to close a portion of the coastline between Huntington State Beach and Newport Beach.READ MORE: Newsom, Calif. Lawmakers Reach Deal To Reopen Schools By End Of March
According to lifeguards, towers 76-54 were affected by the closure.
Red flags were placed along the shoreline, however, some people ignored the warning to stay out of the water.MORE NEWS: LAUSD Opens COVID Vaccine Site At SoFI Stadium Monday For Education Staff Only
Just before 11 a.m., lifeguards announced the beaches had reopened to the public.