Shipwreck Beach Closed Due to Reported Tiger Shark Sighting
Ocean Safety Bureau (OSB) officials have closed Shipwreck Beach in Po‘ipū to swimming until further notice due to a shark sighting.
OSB officials report that a possible 10-to-12 foot tiger shark was sighted by a freediver Wednesday afternoon.
As a safety precaution, Ocean Safety officials advise no swimming until further notice, and signs have been posted to warn beachgoers of the shark sighting.
Lifeguards will reassess the area on Thursday morning to determine if the beach can be reopened.
Updates will be provided when more information becomes available. For updates, speak to a county lifeguard or call the Ocean Safety Bureau at 808-241-4984.