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2 shark sightings reported off Scripps Beach

Posted at 1:24 PM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 20:23:58-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego Lifeguards responded to two reported shark sightings off Scripps Beach Friday morning.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department officials said the first report came from a surfer at the beach -- located between La Jolla Shores and Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier -- at around 10:30 a.m. As of 4 p.m., there were no additional sightings and the advisory for beachgoers had been lifted from La Jolla Shores beach.

The surfer told lifeguards she was about 100 yards from the beach and within the surf line when she saw a six-foot shark “that was not acting aggressively and was heading north,” according to SDFD officials.

Lifeguards patrolled the area where the share was seen but did not locate it.

SDFD officials also said another surfer told lifeguards of a shark in the area that was also about six feet in length.

Lifeguards at the beach are informing beachgoers of the sightings and posted warning signs on the beach.

SDFD officials said no city beaches were closed.

The sightings come one day after at least three sharks were seen in the waters off Torrey Pines State Beach.