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Reported shark INCIDENT at Port Beach, North Fremantle

Reported shark INCIDENT at Port Beach, North Fremantle

08 November 2021

Update issued 8 November 2021, 15:53pm

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) will conclude sea-based patrols at Port Beach this afternoon, following a reported shark bite incident on Saturday.

Situation:

  • Beaches have been reopened and water users are advised to take additional care in the Port Beach area. 
  • DPIRD received a report of a serious shark bite incident just after 10am on Saturday, 6 November 2021, when a 57-year-old missing man was reported to have been taken by a shark.

What to do:

  • Adhere to beach closures if 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 Fisheries will continue to maintain a presence in the Port Beach area during the course of their routine operations. 

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.

Update issued 8 November 2021, 7:06am

The marine search operation for a missing man off Port Beach, North Fremantle has been suspended. The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is continuing to investigate the reported shark bite incident at Port Beach.

Situation:

  • All beaches between North Mole and North Cottesloe have been reopened by Local Government Authorities, but some closure signage may still be in place. 
  • DPIRD received a report of a serious shark bite incident just after 10am on Saturday, 6 November 2021, when the 57-year-old missing man was reported to have been taken by a shark.
  • DPIRD sea patrols resumed this morning.
  • DPIRD is working with local authorities and further information will be provided as it becomes available. 

What to do:

  • Adhere to beach closures until advised by Local Government Rangers, Parks and Wildlife Service officers or Surf Life Saving WA until all signage has been removed.
  • 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 Fisheries will maintain on-water presence and drone surveillance operations throughout the day. 

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.

Update issued 7 November 2021, 16:45pm

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is continuing to investigate a reported shark bite incident at Port Beach, North Fremantle.

Situation:

  • All beaches between North Mole and North Cottesloe remain closed by Local Government Authorities until at least 7pm, as the marine search operation continues. 
  • DPIRD received a report of a serious shark bite incident at approximately 10:06am yesterday - 6 November 2021.
  • DPIRD sea patrols resumed at sunrise this morning in the multi-agency search for a missing 57-year-old man, reported to have been taken by a shark.
  • DPIRD is working with local authorities and further information will be provided as it becomes available. 

What to do:

  • Adhere to beach closures until advised by Local Government Rangers, Parks and Wildlife Service officers or Surf Life Saving WA that they have been reopened.
  • 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 Fisheries and other authorities are continuing sea patrols this afternoon and are expected to resume early tomorrow morning within the Port Beach 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.www.sharksmart.com.au/news

Update issued 7 November 2021, 11:57am

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is continuing to investigate a reported shark bite incident at Port Beach, North Fremantle.

Situation:

  • All beaches between North Mole and North Cottesloe remain closed by Local Government Authorities until at least 7pm, as the marine search operation continues. 
  • DPIRD received a report of a serious shark bite incident at approximately 10:06am yesterday - 6 November 2021.
  • DPIRD sea patrols resumed at sunrise this morning in the multi-agency search for a missing 57-year-old man, reported to have been taken by a shark.
  • DPIRD is working with local authorities and further information will be provided as it becomes available. 

What to do:

  • 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 Fisheries and other authorities are continuing to conduct land and sea patrols of the area off Port Beach, however ocean conditions are now deteriorating with winds increasing.

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.

Alert issued 7 November 2021, 6:03am

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is continuing to investigate a reported shark bite incident at Port Beach, North Fremantle.

Situation:

  • DPIRD received a report of a serious shark bite incident at approximately 10:06am on 6 November 2021.
  • Beaches remain closed from North Mole through to North Cottesloe by the City of Fremantle and Town of Cottesloe until 12 noon, or until further advised.  Beach closed signage is in place.
  • DPIRD sea patrols resumed at sunrise this morning.
  • DPIRD is working with local authorities and further information will be provided as it becomes available. 

What to do:

  • Take additional caution in the Port Beach 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 and other authorities are continuing to conduct land and sea patrols of the area off Port Beach with favourable weather conditions today. Fisheries patrols have resumed this morning.

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.

Update on 6 November 2021, 16:30pm

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is currently investigating a reported shark bite incident at Port Beach, North Fremantle.

Situation:

  • DPIRD received a report of a serious shark bite incident at approximately 10:06am on the 6 November 2021.
  • Beaches have been closed from North Mole through to North Cottesloe by the City of Fremantle and Town of Cottesloe.  Beach closed signage has been erected and the closure remains in place until 12 noon Sunday, at this stage.
  • DPIRD patrols are continuing until sunset and they will resume at sunrise.
  • DPIRD is working with local authorities and further information will be provided as it becomes available. 

What to do:

  • Take additional caution in the Port Beach 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 in a coordinated response.  DPIRD officers will continue to patrol the water and beach today and again tomorrow. A DPIRD research vessel is also assisting with on water operations. 

Local Government Rangers will secure Port Beach for the night and continue patrolling in the morning. SLSWA will continue to conduct land, sea and aerial patrols tomorrow.

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.

Alert issued on 6 November 2021, 14:10pm

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) are currently investigating a reported shark bite incident at Port Beach, North Fremantle.

Situation:

  • DPIRD received a report of a serious shark bite incident at approximately 10:06am on the 6 November 2021.
  • Beaches have been closed from North Mole through to North Cottesloe by the City of Fremantle and City of Cottesloe. Beaches are expected to remain closed for at least 24 hours.
  • DPIRD is working with local authorities and further information will be provided as it becomes available. 

What to do:

  • Take additional caution in the Port Beach 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 in a coordinated response.DPIRD officers will continue to patrol the water today and tomorrow morning. Local government rangers are conducting land-based patrols.

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.

Alert issued on 6 November 2021

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) are currently investigating a reported shark bite incident at Port Beach, North Fremantle.

Situation:

  • DPIRD received a report of a serious shark bite incident at approximately 10:06am on the 6 November 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 Port Beach 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.

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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