- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) - A fisherman in Malibu hooked a hammerhead shark briefly, causing Los Angeles County lifeguards to clear the water.

The Los Angeles Times reports (https://lat.ms/1FeuiqN ) that the 8-foot-long shark was spotted Tuesday when it bit a fisherman’s line off a pier. It broke away and bit a second fisherman’s line minutes later.

Lifeguard Capt. Ken Haskett says when they confirmed it was a hammerhead, lifeguards dispatched boats to warn the kayakers, surfers and paddle boarders in the water. They did not close off the water because the shark did not appear to be aggressive.

Haskett says everyone left except for a few surfers who decided to risk the shark for more time in the water.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com/

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