HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA) – Huntington Beach was forced to temporarily close after a shark allegedly bumped into a teen swimmer Friday night.
At around 8 p.m. Friday, a 14-year-old boy was swimming when he saw a shark. It then reportedly bumped into him, according to Metro Net Fire Dispatch.READ MORE: 23-Year-Old Charged With Molesting Woman in Santa Ana Store
The boy was not hurt. The exact circumstances of the incident and the closure were not immediately confirmed.
The beach was closed through Saturday morning and reopened to the public a little before 1 p.m.
The news kept some beachgoers out of the water.READ MORE: Riverside Adds 419 New COVID-19 Cases, 12 Deaths; San Bernardino Reports 253 Cases, 22 Deaths
“We’re surprised but definitely cautious,” said Monique Polidoro. “Not gonna let the kids in, particularly with the waves here pretty rough. So, she can go in up to her knees, cool off, and that’s it.”
Still, locals told CBS2 they weren’t afraid.
“If you’re not from around here, maybe it would scare you off, but if you surf every day, then it’s not that big of a deal,” said surfer Brandon Bauman.MORE NEWS: Pasadena's Lucky Boy Burgers Sues Postmates Alleging Unfair Business Practices