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BRIEF: Mākena Shark Sighting Results in Temporary Closure

August 26, 2013, 5:54 AM HST
* Updated August 26, 7:01 AM
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Big Beach lifeguard tower, file photo by Wendy Osher.

Big Beach lifeguard tower, file photo by Wendy Osher.

By Maui Now Staff

Oneloa Beach, also known as “Big Beach” at Mākena State Park was closed for about two hours on Sunday, Aug. 25, due to a shark sighting.

Officials with the state Department of Land and Natural Resources say the closure began at 2:10 p.m., when lifeguards spotted a 12-15 foot shark in the area.

The area was reopened about two hours later.

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