Fisheries patrolling beaches for Sharks

A shark has been spotted near Mandurah. PIC: Supplied

The Department of Fisheries will be keeping an eye on beaches across Mandurah today after an untagged shark was reported in the area late yesterday.

Gearys Beach was closed when an untagged shark knocked a surfer from his board yesterday evening. 

The swimmer described the impact as "a very solid bump." 

It was reported around 4.50pm yesterday and lead authorities to close the beach.

Shark Warning signs have been erected by City of Mandurah rangers with Fisheries officers patrolling all beaches in the area across the day.

The Westpac Surf Life Saving Rescue Helicopter will also conduct areal patrols.

Swimmers are advised to adhere to beach closures, take caution in the water and check the SharkSmart website or Surf Life Saving WA Twitter Feed for updates. 

If you see a shark, report it to Water Police immediately on 9442 8600. 

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