Mission Beach San Diego Closes Beaches After
a 2nd Suspected Great White Shark Sighting
For the first time in Mission Beach history the local beach has been closed off
to swimmers and water goers after a second shark was sighted just in front
of Belmont Park at 8:45 AM on Friday. The sighting marks the second day of
beach closures after an 18 inch dorsel fin was spotted Thursday and the
beach was closed down.
A lifeguard on a paddle board spotted the first dorsel fin, which although not
officially confirmed was thought to be that of a great white shark.
Great White Sharks have been known to roam the California coast but this
is the first time they have been spotted this close to swimmers in Mission Beach.
The Mission Beach area was closed off from the Mission Beach jetti to Santa Clara
Place. Lifeguards expect the beach to be open tomorrow morning and are taking
the current precautions after the recent sightings two days in a row.
Check out the following video with more information from San Diego Lifeguard
John Everhart about the recent shark sightings.
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