San Diego Lifeguard Services have assessed a resident’s report of a shark sighted in the Sunset Cliffs area of San Diego on Thursday morning and determined it was not credible. No action will be taken. It is the fourth reported sighting in San Diego since Aug. 25.
On Aug. 25, a lifeguard spotted the in the surfline near Belmont Park in Mission Beach. A day later, a second was reported in Mission Beach by an experienced surfer. That sighting was most likely a great white, according to shark expert Dr. A. Peter "Pete" Klimley of UC Davis.
On Aug. 31, a group of the 12-inch dorsal fin of a shark south of Casa Reef in La Jolla.
On Thursday morning, San Diego Fire-Rescue spokesman Maurice Luque said the closure of the beach areas one mile in each direction of the sighting in La Jolla was lifted.
"This action was taken after lifeguards patrolled the area since early this morning, seeing no evidence of a shark in the area and hearing no other reports from the public," said Luque. "However an advisory will continue in the area for the remainder of the day with beachgoers being advised about yesterday's report of a shark in the area."