Shark spotted: Swimmers, surfers warned to stay out of water after sighting near Manhattan Beach

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Saturday, August 27, 2022
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The number of great white sharks is increasing off the California coast, according to researchers, and they say this is a good thing.

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- Surfers and swimmers were being warned Friday afternoon to stay out of the water along Manhattan Beach after a shark was spotted close to shore.

Los Angeles County lifeguards say a 6-8 foot shark was spotted in the water near El Porto beach just before 5 p.m.

The shark was not aggressive and no injuries were reported. But the warnings were issued as a precaution.

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