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Shark signs warns beachgoers to “keep out” of water near Huntington Beach Pier

Signs were posted Friday morning in Huntington Beach warning people to keep out due to a shark sighting. (Photo courtesy of Louis Rice)

Signs posted up in Huntington Beach Friday morning warned beachgoers to “keep out” of the water due to a shark sighting.

The red signage was posted near the pier and by lifeguard towers on the city beach’s sand.

Officials were not available Friday morning to provide details on what prompted the warnings to keep out.

This time of year is shark season, when young sharks can be spotted near the shoreline.

But sightings of smaller sharks in the 4- to 8-foot range typically result in just a warning, unless they exhibit aggressive behavior, which could prompt a closure. A sighting of a larger shark upward 10 feet in size can also result in a closure, which typically spans a mile north and a mile south from the incident or sighting.

Despite warnings to keep out, several surfers could be seen on’s live beach cams riding waves.

Story is developing.

Source: Orange County Register

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