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Alert comes hours after great white found dead in nets

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 22 November, 2014 - A three-meter shark forced swimmers out of the water at Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach on Saturday afternoon, sparking panic and bringing the whole beach to their feet.

Beachgoers were evacuated from the packed water in the early afternoon, after lifeguards spotted the huge shark in the water, setting the beach's shark alarm off.

The alert comes just hours after a second great white shark was found dead in nets 400m off the coast of Bondi Beach in Sydney, sparking fears for swimmers as the temperatures began to heat up. Jetskis were deployed to check out the water and ward off the shark, and people on the beach were prevented from re-entering the ocean. 

Karl Hayes, editor for TriZone, was down at a packed Bondi Beach covering the first Bondi Splash and Dash race, when the alarm went off.

'The shark came in and just cleared the beach. The photos I took shows it was a big one, at least three meters long,' Mr Hayes said.

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