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Hookipa Beach Park Re-Opened Following Shark Sighting

February 22, 2010, 12:55 PM HST
* Updated February 22, 3:01 PM
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Hookipa Beach Park Re-Opened Following Shark Sighting

(Updated:  2:36 p.m. 2/22/10)

At 1:30 p.m. today, County Ocean Safety officials re-opened shoreline waters off Hookipa Beach Park on the North Shore of Maui. The area was closed just after 11:30 a.m. following a shark sighting approximately 150 yards from the surf break. No injuries were reported.

Waters Off Hookipa Beach Park Closed Due to Shark Sighting

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(Posted:  12:37 p.m. 2/22/10)

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The waters off Hookipa Beach Park on the North Shore of Maui are closed temporarily following a shark sighting. The beach park remains open; however waters are closed at Hookipa.  A 12-foot tiger shark was spotted at the popular surf spot at 11:15 a.m. about 150 yards from the surf break.  Waters are closed for one mile in both directions (north and south of the surf reef).  Ocean access is expected to remain closed until 1:30 p.m. depending on any additional sightings.  Signs have been posted in the area.

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