News Release

SharkSmart

11. Novemver 2018

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Alert level:
Fisheries officers are currently investigating a shark bite incident at Pyramids Beach, south of Mandurah.

Situation:

  • A surfer has received injuries on his lower leg after being bitten by an unknown species of shark at approximately 8:50am this morning.
  • The man was treated by St John Ambulance and has been transferred to hospital for additional treatment.
  • Beaches have been closed by lifeguards.

What to do:

  • Pyramids Beach has been closed until further notice.
  • Take additional caution in the Pyramids Beach and nearby Mandurah areas.
  • 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:
Water Police are conducting sea patrols of the area and Fisheries officers are on site monitoring the situation. 

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is working with local authorities to coordinate responses.

Update on 11 November at 2.25pm

The surfer involved in the shark bite incident has been successfully transferred to hospital for additional treatment.

Fisheries officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development have maintained sea patrols in the Pyramids Beach area and City of Mandurah rangers have closed this beach. 

Sea and beach patrols will continue tomorrow morning.

Source: Sharksmart, Government Of Western Australia