PALM BEACH, Fla. —One day after shark sightings led lifeguards to close the beach, swimmers were back in the water Wednesday. But it didn’t last for long.
Images: Sharks spotted in shallow water just off Palm Beach
Sharks were spotted just off Palm Beach on Tuesday, and WPBF 25 News’ Angela Rozier reported that some might be back on Wednesday. (All photos: Jeffrey Langlois/Palm Beach Daily News)
Lifeguards on Palm Beach said they had to close the beach for the second straight day because of sharks spotted swimming near the shore.
IMAGES: Sharks Spotted In Shallow Water Just Off Palm Beach
Double red flags warned beachgoers to stay out of the water Wednesday afternoon.
Elizabeth Horowitz, who lives across the street from the beach, said she hopes beachgoers pay attention to the warning and stay out of the water.
“Sharks are not to be reckoned with,” she said.
Lifeguard supervisor Craig Pollock said shark sightings are common this time of year.
“Every year we expect an annual shark migration to come through this area,” Pollock said.
Paul Muller, who takes his morning swim in the ocean every day, told WPBF 25 News he saw the sharks in the water Tuesday. He had some sage advice for swimmers if they happen to see a shark near them.
“Swim like hell to get out of there, and say a ‘Hail Mary’ and an ‘Our Father,'” Muller joked.
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