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Lifeguards on Patrol After Shark Sighting at Ho‘okipa

August 9, 2017, 4:13 PM HST
* Updated August 12, 5:38 AM
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Lifeguards at Hoʻokipa Beach along Maui’s North Shore were patrolling the area on Wednesday afternoon following a shark sighting reported near shore.

Shark sighting at Hoʻokipa. (8.9.17) PC: Xanda Ebro.

The sighting was reported at around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, in shallow water.

Witnesses described the creature as around 5 feet in length and say it appeared to be a black tip.

Witnesses say video of the sighting shows the shark biting an eel near the water’s surface.

The beach remained open at last report.

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Maui Now sat down with the Roberson brothers who witnessed the incident.

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