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Shark WARNING for North Lancelin Beach near Lancelin

Shark WARNING for North Lancelin Beach near Lancelin

01 January 2022

Alert level:

A shark WARNING has been issued for North Lancelin Beach in Lancelin after a reported shark interaction.  

Situation:

  • Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Shark Response Unit has initiated investigations following a public report by a man in his 40’s that had been knocked from his hydro-foil surfboard, possibly accidentally, in Lancelin.
  • The shark interaction was reported at 1:23 pm however the 1.5-2m species of shark is unknown.
  • The incident occurred 150m north of BEN sign GG140, 20m off shore. 
  • The man sustained no injuries or damage to his board.

What to do:

  • Take additional caution in the Lancelin 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: 

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) are monitoring the situation. 

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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