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Great White Shark Spotted Off Silver Strand Beach

The Silver Strand State Beach sign, April 30, 2017.

Photo by KPBS Staff

Above: The Silver Strand State Beach sign, April 30, 2017.

A reported sighting of a great white shark just outside the surf line at Silver Strand State Beach Thursday morning prompted a warning for beachgoers visiting the popular stretch of ocean shoreline.

Two surfers approached lifeguards at the Coronado-area beach about 8:15 a.m. and reported seeing the sea predator, which they estimated was about eight feet long, said John Anderson, a supervisor for the state Department of Parks and Recreation.

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Lifeguards posted advisory signs along a roughly mile-long stretch of the beach, which remains open to the public. The warning will remain in effect for 24 hours, barring any further shark sightings, Anderson said.

Silver Strand State Beach Map

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