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Shark INCIDENT for Cable Beach near Broome

Shark INCIDENT for Cable Beach near Broome

23 November 2020

Update on 24th November 2020 at 1:15pm

Fisheries officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) will now resume routine operational patrols within the Cable Beach area.  

DPIRD recommends additional caution at Cable Beach and the surrounding area. 

Switch on your Sea Sense and stay informed of shark activity information by checking the SharkSmart website, download the SharkSmart WA app or follow Surf Life Saving WA Twitter.

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

Update on 23rd November 2020 at 4:30pm

Patrols by Fisheries Officers from Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development will conclude at 6:30pm tonight and will recommence tomorrow morning from 5am.

Switch on your Sea Sense and stay informed of shark activity information by checking the SharkSmart website, download the SharkSmart WA app or follow Surf Life Saving WA Twitter.

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

Update on 23rd November 2020 at 10:37am

From 9am this morning the Shire of Broome have reopened beaches from Dampier Creek to Coconut Wells. 

Fisheries officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development will continue both land and sea based patrols throughout the day.

Switch on your Sea Sense and stay informed of shark activity information by checking the SharkSmart website, download the SharkSmart WA app or follow Surf Life Saving WA Twitter.

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

Update on 22nd November 2020 at 5:51pm

Patrols by Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Fisheries Officers will continue until 6:30pm this evening and will recommence tomorrow morning from 5am.

Beaches remain closed by the Shire of Broome from Dampier Creek to Coconut Wells.

Switch on your Sea Sense and stay informed of shark activity information by checking the SharkSmart website, download the SharkSmart WA app or follow Surf Life Saving WA Twitter.

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

Update on 22nd November 2020 at 12:50pm

Beaches remain closed by the Shire of Broome from Dampier Creek to Coconut Wells. 

Fisheries Officers from Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development will continue to conduct patrols throughout the day. 

Switch on your Sea Sense and stay informed of shark activity information by checking the SharkSmart website, download the SharkSmart WA app or follow Surf Life Saving WA Twitter.

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

Alert issued on 22nd November 2020 at 10:12am

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is currently involved in assisting WA Police after a serious shark bite incident at Cable Beach in Broome.

Situation:

  • An adult male was involved in a serious shark incident at approximately 8:42am on the 22nd of November 2020.
  • The incident occurred approximately 1.5km north of Cable Beach Surf Club.
  • Cable Beach has now been closed by the Shire of Broome.

What to do:

  • Take additional caution in the Cable 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.

A DPIRD Fisheries patrol vessel will be on the water monitoring 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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