Wylie Bay beaches reopen but caution is advisedCurrent Alerts and Warnings
Department of Fisheries officers will continue patrols of Wylie Bay and the Kelp Beds surf break, near Esperance, following the reopening of beaches after Monday’s fatal shark bite incident.
- Local authorities reopened the beaches and removed signs around 10.30am today.
- Beaches approximately three kilometres either side of the incident site at Kelp Beds Beach had been closed, immediately following the Easter Monday incident.
- Department of Fisheries officers have carried out water and land-based beach patrols, since the incident, to advise as many holiday-makers as possible to stay out of the water.
- No shark sightings have been reported in the Wylie Bay area since the fatal incident.
What to do:
- Our advice to water users is to use caution if they plan to go surfing, swimming or diving in the Wylie Bay area.
- If you see a shark, report it to Water Police on 9442 8600. All shark sighting information reported to Water Police is provided to response agencies and to the public on the SharkSmart website and Surf Life Saving WA Twitter feed.
- Keep informed of the latest detection and sighting information by checking the SharkSmart website or Surf Life Saving WA’s Twitter feed.