The City Council of the Valencian town of Alboraia has closed La Patacona beach to bathing this Monday morning, which continues to the city of Valencia, after having detected the presence of a blue shark in the water, according to municipal sources. .
The acting mayor of the town, Conxa Villena, the Local Police, the Lifeguard and Maritime Rescue Service have coordinated to guarantee the safety of bathers on this beach next to the city of Valencia. However, everything has been a scare, because just a few minutes ago the City Council itself confirmed that it is reopening the beach only with a yellow flag because it has confirmed with biologists from l'Oceanogràfic that what looked like a blue shark was "a fish bigger than normal that had gotten closer than normal."
The sighting of this type of shark has been frequent in recent weeks on the Valencian coast and has even caused their closure, as has recently happened in Piles or Oliva, both in the south of the province.
In Oliva its presence was detected last Thursday and several of its beaches -Rabdells, Aigua Blanca and Aigua Morta- were closed as a precaution after spotting this animal, which bit a bather on the foot.
A specimen was also sighted on Piles beach and the council, following the recommendations of the health authorities, Civil Guard and Local Police, together with the Rescue and Lifeguard service, decided to close it to the bathroom.