Shark sighting temporarily closes stretch of Huntington Beach

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- A 2-mile stretch of Huntington Beach was closed after a large shark was spotted over the weekend.

The 9-to-10 foot shark appeared Sunday afternoon around the Huntington Beach Pier. The shark did not appear aggressive, but the water was still closed as a precaution.

A surf contest going on at the time was immediately called off.

The water was closed between Beach Boulevard and Goldenwest Street.

Although the 24-hour closure expired Monday afternoon, people were discouraged from going in the water anyway due to the rain.
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