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Shark INCIDENT for Cobblestone Surfing Spot near Gracetown

Shark INCIDENT for Cobblestone Surfing Spot near Gracetown

16 April 2018

Fisheries officers are currently investigating a reported shark incident at Cobblestone Surfing Spot near Gracetown.

Situation:
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has received reports that a surfer has received injuries after being bitten shark prior to 8am this morning. 

What to do:

  • Beach closures are in place for the Gracetown area including North Point, Big Rock and Left Handers.
  • Take additional caution in the Gracetown area.
  • Keep informed of the latest detection and sighting information by checking the SharkSmart website or Surf Life Saving WA’s Twitter feed.
  • 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. 

What authorities are doing: 
Officers from Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and local government rangers are on the scene.

Extra information: 
Keep informed of the latest detection and sighting information by checking the Shark Activity Map on the SharkSmart website – www.sharksmart.com.au/shark-activity or the Surf Life Saving WA Twitter – twitter.com/SLSWA.

Check www.sharksmart.com.au/news for current alerts and warnings.

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