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Shark INCIDENT for Lucys Beach near Greenough24 April 2023
Update on 24 April 2023 at 9:45am
Following yesterday’s reported shark interaction, Emergency Management Services staff from the City of Greater Geraldton have reopened Lucys Beach.
DPIRD recommends additional caution in the Lucys Beach, Greenough 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.
Alert issued 23 April 2023
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) are currently investigating a reported shark bite incident at Lucys Beach in Greenough, south of the City of Greater Geraldton.
- A man has received injuries after being bitten by an unknown species of shark at approximately 7:15am.
- Lucys Beach has been closed by Rangers from the City of Greater Geraldton.
What to do:
- Take additional caution in the Greenough area.
- Adhere to beach closures advised by Local Government Rangers.
- 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.
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 – www.twitter.com/SLSWA. Check www.sharksmart.com.au/news for updates to this alert and to view other warnings and media releases.