SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — San Clemente’s beaches remained off boundary to swimmers on Monday after some-more than two dozen sharks were speckled in the water, CBS Los Angeles reported.
The city’s beaches were first sealed around 10:30 a.m. Sunday, after an eight- to nine-foot shark was reported off the San Clemente Pier. Another shark was speckled in the same area 3 hours later.
The closure was extended into Monday morning after an Orange County sheriff’s helicopter speckled some-more than two dozen sharks swimming within 25 yards of the beach between Cotton’s Point and Capistrano Beach. Some of the sharks totalled up to 10 feet long.
At one point, a fisherman tussled with a 10-to-12-foot good white shark that tried to steal some bait.
Scott West told CBS Los Angeles he was there when another fisherman got a absolute wrench on his line.
“He fought it for about a half hour,” West said. “After about a half hour, it sleepy out and he was means to cut the handle and saw what it was — a mako or a good white.”
There have been an augmenting series of shark sightings this year in Southern California. Last week, 35-year-oldwas pounded in knee-deep water located north of San Diego.
San Clemente’s beaches were sealed in Apr when a shark bit a lady in the thigh, and progressing this month when.
Long Beach has also released shark advisories this month, warning swimmers of sightings of youthful white sharks measuring up to 6 feet prolonged nearby Belmont Shore.