WA surfers ordered out after shark sightings
WA surfers ordered out of water after shark sightings
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 29 December, 2012 : - - Surfers were ordered out of the water following two separate shark sightings in WA's South West near Margarat River. A four-metre shark was spotted by the South West Lifesaver Helicopter around 200 metres off Honeycombs near Wilyabrup just after 3pm Saturday. Surf Life Saving WA said the water was cleared as a result.
Earlier in the morning the helicopter spotted a 2.5 metre shark 200 metres offshore at Lefthanders in Gracetown around 11am. The water was also cleared as a result. The helicopter also saw two-metre hammerhead 200m offshore at Boranup. Earlier on Saturday a 3m-4m shark was sighted about 700m off the Quindalup boat ramp, just east of Dunsborough.
A two-metre shark was also sighted 60m off shore at Strickland Bay, Rottnest at 11.20am. The shark sightings on Saturday follow the drama on Friday in Esperance when about 30 people had to be rescued off a large rock at Twilight Beach when an estimated 6m white pointer was spotted from air.
Author: The Editors
Tags: Margaret River, Shark,