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San Clemente beach warned after witnesses spot 10-foot great white shark

San Clemente beach warned after witnesses spot 10-foot great white shark
Posted at 5:16 PM, Aug 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-09 20:16:39-04

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (KGTV) - A shark sighting closed San Clemente beaches for hours Wednesday.

San Clemente lifeguards said about 10 witnesses reported seeing a great white shark at the end of the San Clemente Pier just before 3 p.m. Lifeguards said the most credible witness said the shark measured about 10-feet long.

Lifeguards launched a drone over the area within 15 minutes of the reported sighting but didn't locate the shark.

A four-hour closure of the city's beaches was issued following the reports. If the shark isn't spotted again, lifeguards said the beach will reopen at 7 p.m.

Another recent shark sighting Saturday also closed area beaches.