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Kamaole beaches in Kihei close after shark sighting

Published On: Jan 30 2014 05:06:23 PM HST
KIHEI, Hawaii -

Maui County Ocean Safety lifeguards in cooperation with state land personnel closed Kamaole I, II and III beaches on Thursday due to a confirmed shark sighting.

A 6-foot-long gray shark was seen just after 4 p.m. by visitors walking along the Kamaole II beach.

The shark was seen in knee-deep waters.  The state's shark response protocol says the beach will be closed for two hours.

If the shark is no longer seen, the beach will reopen after 6 p.m.

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