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Popular Cali beach closed for Memorial Day after shark bumped surfer off his board

A 2-mile stretch of a preferred Southern California beach was closed for the Memorial Day vacation after a shark bumped a surfer off his board the night time earlier than, authorities stated.

The 24-hour closure at San Clemente was introduced after the surfer got here out of the water and reported the shark’s aggressive conduct to lifeguards round 8 p.m. Sunday, the Orange County Register reported.

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A shark bumped a surfer off his board the night time earlier than Memorial day. AP
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The surfer reported the shark’s aggressive conduct. Eira – inventory.adobe.com

The surfer, who wasn’t damage, was bumped after seeing a big, darkish object swimming towards him, San Clemente Marine Safety Lt. Sean Staubenbaur stated.

The sand remained open to the general public, however beachgoers had been warned to remain out of the water till 8 p.m. Monday.

Though disillusioned, the closure didn’t cease 6-year-old Waylon Andino’s plans for a lemonade fundraiser.

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The sand remained open to the general public, however beachgoers had been warned to remain out of the water till 8 p.m. Monday. Getty Images

“It’s Memorial Day weekend, we’ll live it up and have fun with the kids regardless and enjoy each other’s company,” Waylon’s mother, Kylie Andino, informed the Register.

A sighting of a shark 10 ft (3 meters) or longer calls for a closure, normally for a number of hours, whereas any sort of aggressive conduct robotically prompts a 24-hour shutdown, pending no further shark sightings.

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