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Ocean Safety give 'all clear' at Kekaha Beach following shark encounter on Sunday

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UPDATE 11/29:

Officials with the Ocean Safety Bureau have given the all-clear for swimmers to get back into the water at Kekaha Beach.

OSB had advised against it after a shark reportedly chased a diver to shore on Sunday. 

The all-clear was issued at 4 p.m. on Nov. 29.

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KEKAHA, Hawaii (KITV4) -- Swimmers are being advised not to go into the water after a shark was spotted near a Kauai beach on Sunday.

The Ocean Safety Bureau made the announcement after an 8 to 10-foot shark reportedly chased a diver to shore in the waters off Kekaha Beach, Sunday afternoon. No injuries were reported and the type of shark was not identified.

OSB officials have posted warning signs at the beach to alert swimmers of the potential danger. Life guards will reassess the situation on Monday, officials said.

For more information, contact a lifeguard or call the OSB at 808-241-4984.

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