Multiple reports Wednesday of a 10-foot great white shark swimming near the end of the San Clemente Pier prompted the closure of area beaches.
About 10 witnesses reported seeing the shark just before 3 p.m., according to a lifeguard with the city's Marine Safety Division.
A lifeguard searched from the end of the pier and a drone was launched, but the shark was not spotted. The witness accounts were deemed credible, however, so a four-hour beach closure was ordered at 3 p.m., the lifeguard said.
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Another reported shark sighting closed the city's beaches in similar fashion on Saturday.