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Beaches locked down after possible shark sighting near Jeju

Hamduk Beach. Korea Times file

By Park Si-soo

Tourists on Jeju Island have been removed from beaches after a big shark-shaped marine creature was seen on Monday afternoon.

A beachgoer called police at 12:30 p.m., claiming he saw a "shark-shaped marine creature" and a "shark fin-shaped" object swimming off Hamduk Beach.

Police have locked down Hamduk and neighboring beaches.


Hamduk Beach. Korea Times file

By Park Si-soo

Tourists on Jeju Island have been removed from beaches after a big shark-shaped marine creature was seen on Monday afternoon.

A beachgoer called police at 12:30 p.m., claiming he saw a "shark-shaped marine creature" and a "shark fin-shaped" object swimming off Hamduk Beach.

Police have locked down Hamduk and neighboring beaches.


Park Si-soo pss@koreatimes.co.kr


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