The Latest: California beach reopens after shark sightings

AP News
Posted: Jun 07, 2016 2:44 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on shark sightings in Southern California (all times local):

11:45 a.m.

A milelong stretch of Southern California beach has reopened after the sighting of several large sharks had shut it down.

Officials in the city of Huntington Beach said swimmers and surfers were allowed back in the water at 11 a.m. Tuesday. It was the second closure because of sharks in as many days.

A sheriff's helicopter crew saw the sharks Sunday and Monday. Some of the predators were estimated to be at least 8 feet long and 150 yards from shore.

The sightings came about a week after a swimmer was attacked by a shark about 15 miles south at Corona Del Mar State Beach.

The woman suffered a large bite but is expected to survive. The shark that attacked her was not found.