Huntington Beach

Mile Stretch of Water Reopens After Multiple Sharks Spotted in Huntington Beach

A mile stretch of the Orange County coastline was reopened Monday, a day after multiple sharks spotted in the waters near the Huntington Beach shore forced closures.

Sharks, estimated to be anywhere from 8 to 12 feet in length, were spotted 150 yards off the coast at Sunset Beach.

The water between Anderson Street South in Seal Beach and Warner Avenue, a mile stretch, was closed to swimmers, Huntington Beach Marine Safety Lt. Claude Panis said.

The mile stretch remained off limits to swimmers for the rest of the day and was reopened late Monday morning.

The sighting came a week after a woman was bitten in the waters of Newport Beach, about 16 miles away from Sunset Beach.

The woman, a triathlete, was hospitalized with wounds consistent with a shark attack. She remained in the hospital following the ordeal. Doctors at the time said it wasn't clear if she would have full use of her right arm after the attack.

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