Shark Sightings at Alabama Beaches
Alabama beaches in Orange Beach close because of offshore shark swarm sightings. The city of Orange Beach is flying double red flags to let swimmers know to stay out of the water around Alabama Point at Perdido Pass. Aerial video shows large numbers of sharks swimming in shallow waters. No attacks have been reported. According to officials, the beach closings began over the weekend, and fire officials say it continues today. Officials add that anyone entering the water can be fined. While most people are staying out of the surf, a few are still venturing into the Gulf. They say the shark swarm may be linked to a large number of fish carcasses in the water during red snapper season.