Beach closed during busy weekend due to shark sighting
A shark sighting in Avila forces officials there to close the beach during a busy summer weekend.
Last night a shark, thought to be a great white, was spotted about a mile offshore.
Two fishermen reported seeing the shark just off the side of the pier next to a boat launch.
Harbor patrol immediately closed the beach to all swimmers, leaving some people hanging out to dry.
"We always go in. I do at least, to body surf and body board or cool down. So, it's sad," said Kara Miller.
"I probably wouldn't go in if there were a shark in the water. It's not something I'm willing to take a risk for," said Robert Allen.
Just last month, the year's first confirmed great white shark sighting was reported.
That shark was spotted about four miles southwest of the Pismo pier.