Shark spotted 20 yards off Maui beach

Maui County officials say lifeguards at Makena Beach spotted a 12 to 14 feet tiger shark about 20 yards offshore about 2 p.m. Sunday.

Lifeguards then cleared the beach.

The State Department of Land and Natural Resources was notified and closed the beach for a few hours.

State officials then monitored the area and reopened the beach.

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