Shark Signs Go Up at Coronado After Repeated Sightings

Sharks reported within 40 yards of shore, according to city officials

A shark sign previously posted on the Silver Strand

Reports of shark sightings off a Coronado beach led the city to issue warnings to the public on Friday to be aware of potential activity in the waters.

The sightings were reported to lifeguards Thursday between 5:30 p.m.
and 7 p.m., according to a statement from the city.

Initial reports from witnesses indicated that they saw four sharks, ranging
from 6-10 feet in length. One shark was also observed by a lifeguard who using a personal watercraft, the city said.

The sharks were reported within about 40 yards of the shore in the
South Beach area, according to the city. As a result, warning signs have been
posted along the beach, per city protocol, and the Coronado Fire Department
advised beachgoers to swim in areas near staffed lifeguard towers.

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