Shark 'swipes surfer with tail' off Gracetown

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A shark warning has been issued after a surfer was swiped by a 3.5 metre shark off Gracetown.

The shark "swiped the surfer with its tail" around 5.30pm yesterday about 15 metres offshore near South Point.

The surfer was not injured.

Fisheries officers are patrolling the area for the remainder of the school holidays.

What to do:

  • Adhere to beach closures advised by Local Government Rangers or Surf Life Saving WA.
  • Take additional caution in the waters between South Point and North Point 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. 

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