Sunset Beach in Huntington Beach was closed down by officials due to recent shark activity near Tower 22. The closure was implemented after a beached juvenile whale was discovered with bite marks, and beachgoers reported seeing an aggressive shark in the area.
As per the City’s policy, the shoreline and ocean will be closed for 1 mile in each direction of the incident, and the closure will remain in place for the next 48 hours. Lifeguards are monitoring the situation, and officials have reached out to relevant agencies, including the Pacific Marine Mammal Center and nearby entities, to address the situation.
The closure was implemented as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of beachgoers and surfers. It is not uncommon for beaches to be closed due to shark sightings, and lifeguards are trained to handle such situations. The abundance of caution exercised by the authorities is commendable, and it is important for beachgoers to follow the signs and stay out of the water during closures.