Shark Sighting at Salt Pond
UPDATE: The county reported Sunday afternoon, May 1, that Ocean Safety officials reassessed Salt Pond Beach on Sunday and reopened the beach to swimming.
Ocean Safety Bureau officials are advising no swimming at Salt Pond Beach in Hanapēpē until further notice due to a shark sighting.
OSB officials report that a possible 10-foot tiger shark was sighted just outside the pond area Saturday afternoon. No injuries were reported.
As a safety precaution, Ocean Safety officials have posted warning signs and will continue to monitor the area.
Lifeguards will reassess the area on Sunday.
Updates will be provided when more information becomes available.
For up-to-date information about Kaua‘i ocean conditions and ocean safety, please speak to a county lifeguard at any lifeguard station, visit www.hawaiibeachsafety.com, or call the Ocean Safety Bureau at 241-4984.