An example of a Great White shark. Photo via Pixabay
An example of a Great White shark. Photo via Pixabay

While you could almost hear the scary them from “Jaws,” a real-life giant shark in the water off Newport Beach is apparently looking for its next tasty bite somewhere else.

Lifeguards at Newport Beach Thursday reopened a section of beach closed after a helicopter crew spotted the prowling predator near 36th Street.

The sighting was reported on the Newport Beach lifeguards’ Twitter page about 6 p.m. Wednesday, prompting lifeguards to close a two-mile stretch of the ocean overnight as a precaution.

There were no reports of any contact between the 8-foot shark and people.

The beach was reopened Thursday morning, lifeguards said.

 

—City News Service

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