Two Shark Sightings In Cocoa Beach Forces Lifeguards To Temporarily Close Beach

By  //  April 10, 2017

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A lifeguard at the Cocoa Beach pier saw a shark close to shore around 11 a.m., according to Brevard County Ocean Rescue Chief Eisen Witcher.

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA (WFTV) – Lifeguards spotted large sharks in the water at the Cocoa Beach pier and at Alan Shepard Park, causing temporary beach closures to bathers and surfers.

A lifeguard at the Cocoa Beach pier saw a shark close to shore around 11 a.m. on Sunday, according to Brevard County Ocean Rescue Chief Eisen Witcher.

Lifeguards closed the surrounding for about an hour, reopening at noon on Sunday.

Around noon, a lifeguard spotted a shark in front of their tower at Alan Shepard Park.

Lifeguards closed that beach for about 30 minutes after the sighting.

Both beaches are back open as normal.

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