Shark sighting closes Orange County beach

Surfside Beach in Seal Beach was closed Saturday after a shark was spotted in the ocean water, according to officials.

The Seal Beach Police Department said in a post to social media just before 6 p.m. Saturday that an investigation was underway after the sighting.

Seal Beach residents told KTLA’s Annie Rose Ramos that the situation began around 4 p.m. on Saturday as lifeguards frantically evacuated the waters.

According to authorities, the beach was reopened by 8 p.m. Saturday. No injuries were reported.

No additional details were immediately made available.

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