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Hoisting of red flags and shark flags at beaches

Attention Duty Announcers, Radio and TV Stations:

Please broadcast the followings as soon as possible and repeat it at regular intervals:

Here is an item of interest to swimmers.

     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department announced today (July 1) that shark warning flags and red flags have been hoisted at Hung Shing Yeh Beach, Lo So Shing Beach in Islands District; Deep Water Bay Beach, Repulse Bay Beach, Middle Bay Beach, South Bay Beach, Chung Hom Kok Beach, St Stephen's Beach, Stanley Main Beach, Turtle Cove Beach, Shek O Beach and Big Wave Bay Beach in Southern District, Hong Kong Island today because confirmed report of sighting of shark was received by the Marine Police in the Deep Bay, Lama Island. The beaches are temporarily closed. Beach-goers are advised not to swim at those beaches until further notice.

     Apart from the above beaches, the Stanley Main Beach Water Sports Centre and St. Stephen's Beach Water Sports Centre in Southern District were also closed.

Ends/Sunday, July 1, 2012

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