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Shark INCIDENT for Warroora Station near Coral Bay

Shark INCIDENT for Warroora Station near Coral Bay

28 March 2021

Update on 28 March at 4:00pm 

Fisheries officers from Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) and Parks and Wildlife Service officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, have completed land based patrols at Warroora Station and the surrounding area today.

DPIRD’s response to coordinating the incident has now concluded and we will resume routine operational patrols.

DPIRD recommends additional caution in the Warroora Station 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 28 March at 9:00am 

Fisheries officers from Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) are conducting land based patrols at Warroora Station and the surrounding area throughout today.

Parks and Wildlife Service officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions have installed warning signs at Sandy Point, Warroora Station. 

DPIRD recommends additional caution in the Warroora Station 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 27 March at 4:50pm 

Fisheries officers from Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) have received additional information about the location of this afternoons shark bite incident, which has been confirmed as Sandy Point, Warroora Station. 

DPIRD Fisheries officers will be conducting land based patrols at Warroora Station and in the surrounding area, on Sunday 28 March. 

DPIRD recommends additional caution in the Warroora Station 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 on 27 March

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) are currently coordinating responses for a shark bite incident south of Warroora Station, near Coral Bay in the Shire of Carnarvon.

Situation:

  • A male spearfisherman received calf injuries after being bitten by a reported whaler or bull shark at approximately 12:15pm on 27 March 2021.
  • The incident occurred approximately 500 to 1000 metres offshore south of Warroora Station, near Coral Bay.
  • DPIRD was advised of the possible shark bite incident at 1:40pm on 27 March 2021.

What to do:

  • Take additional caution in the Warroora Station 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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