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Coronado shark sightings prompt warning to beachgoers

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Posted at 2:59 PM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-17 18:13:32-04

CORONADO, Calif. (KGTV) — Coronado officials say lifeguards received multiple reports of shark sightings this week, prompting warning signs to be posted for visitors.

The city said four shark sightings were reported between 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, and the sharks ranged in size from 6 to 10 feet long. One of the sharks was seen by a lifeguard who was on a personal watercraft.

The sharks were reportedly within 40 yards of the South Beach area shoreline.

The city has posted signs warning beachgoers who visit the area.

Naval Base Coronado also posted on Facebook on Friday that shark activity was reported in the Breakers Beach area, and closed water activities until further notice.

Just one month ago, a 12-foot great white shark was seen off Coronado's North Beach area by a lifeguard paddleboarding about 100 yards from shore, prompting a 24-hour warning to beachgoers but no water closures.