BIG ISLAND, HAWAII
Big Island officials closed Hapuna and Wailea beaches this afternoon after a 12-foot tiger shark was seen about 30 yards offshore, according to an e-mailed news release from the Fire Department and Ocean Safety Division.
Anyone planning to visit beaches in the South Kohala area are asked to exercise caution and obey any posted warnings from the Department of Natural Resources.
Big Island firefighters and state officials are monitoring the water for shark activity and will re-evaluate the closure tomorrow morning.
Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin