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Possible shark INCIDENT at Gracetown near Margaret River

Possible shark INCIDENT at Gracetown near Margaret River

30 January 2021

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) are currently investigating a possible shark bite incident at Gracetown in the Shire of Augusta -Margaret River.

Situation:

  • DPIRD received a report of a possible shark bite incident at 10:34 am 30th January 2021.
  • DPIRD is working with local authorities and further information will be provided as it becomes available. 

What to do:

  • Take additional caution in the Gracetown area.
  • Adhere to beach closures advised by Local Government Rangers, Parks and Wildlife Service officers or Surf Life Saving WA.
  • Use your Sea Sense and stay informed by checking for shark activity on the SharkSmart website, SharkSmart WA app 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 land managers and relevant authorities and to the public on the SharkSmart website, SharkSmart WA app and Surf Life Saving WA Twitter feed. 

What authorities are doing: 

DPIRD is working with local authorities to coordinate responses.

Surf Life Saving WA will be carrying out aerial patrols of the area. 

Extra information: 

Switch on your Sea Sense and stay informed of shark activity information by checking the SharkSmart website – www.sharksmart.com.au/shark-activity, download the SharkSmart WA app or follow Surf Life Saving WA Twitter – twitter.com/SLSWA. Check www.sharksmart.com.au/news for updates to this alert and to view other warnings and media releases.

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