Public warned after Gracetown shark incident

Authorities are warning the public to be cautious in waters around Gracetown following a shark incident on Friday, January 5.

A male surfer received injuries after being bitten by an unconfirmed species of shark, while surfing at approximately 6pm at South Point, Gracetown.

It’s suspected the shark may have been a small whaler or a wobbegong.

Fisheries officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development are monitoring the situation.

Shire of Augusta Margaret River rangers have placed warning signs in the area.

Shark sightings should be reported to Water Police on 9442 8600.

All shark sighting information reported to Water Police is provided to response agencies and to the public on the SharkSmart website and Surf Life Saving WA Twitter feed.

Visit sharksmart.com.au for current alerts and warnings.

This story Shark incident at Gracetown first appeared on Augusta-Margaret River Mail.