Advisory issued after shark sighting at Silver Stand State Beach

CORONADO (KUSI) —  An  24-hour advisory has been issued after a shark sighting at Silver Strand State Beach Saturday at the south end of the beach.

A surfer noticed the shark, which was reportedly 10 feet long, causing the lifeguards to issue an advisory.

The beach was not closed, but the advisory means swimmers and surfers "enter at their own risk,” said John Anderson, the lead lifeguard at the beach for the state Department of Parks and Recreation.

More than 250 adult and professional ocean lifeguards are currently at Silver Strand State beach to compete in the California Surf Life Saving Assn. Regional Lifeguard Championships. The lifeguards were given the option to halt the competition but decided to go ahead with it despite the advisory.

Lifeguards at the state beach issued a similar advisory June 8 after two surfers reported seeing a great white shark they estimated was about eight feet long. Anderson said the two sightings in the last month are not typical for the popular beach on the southern end of Coronado.

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