News & Gossips
Image default
News

Tragedy as swimmer is ‘killed in shark attack’ at popular Western Australia beach

A man has tragically been killed in a shark attack at a popular beach in Western Australia

The swimmer was attacked on Cable Beach in Broome, on the northwest coast of Western Australia, on at about 8.45am on Sunday morning.

Police said the man was recovered from the water and was treated by local police before paramedics from St John Ambulance arrived. 

It is understood the swimmer was attacked north of the Cable Beach rocks and lost their hand in the attack The West Australian reported. 

A swimmer has died after they were attacked by a shark (file image pictured) on Cable Beach in Broome, on the northwest coast of Western Australia, on Sunday morning

A swimmer has died after they were attacked by a shark (file image pictured) on Cable Beach in Broome, on the northwest coast of Western Australia, on Sunday morning

A swimmer has died after they were attacked by a shark (file image pictured) on Cable Beach in Broome, on the northwest coast of Western Australia, on Sunday morning

The swimmer was also bitten on the upper thigh.  

Police could not provide any more details and said further information would be provided as it became available.

Cable Beach has been closed to the public. 

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development was also notified of the incident. 

The DPIRD said it was investigating and working with local authorities to coordinate responses.  

‘Adhere to beach closures advised by Local Government Rangers, Parks and Wildlife Service officers or Surf Life Saving WA,’ a DPIRD statement said. 

‘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.’

Beachgoers were urged to report any shark sightings to the Water Police. 

More to come 

Source: Daily Mail | BBC News & Gossip

Related posts

Four children aged 12, 10, eight and four rescued from house fire after arson attack

BBC News & Gossip

The $7.5BILLION infrastructure cash splash on new roads and rail projects

BBC News & Gossip

Coronavirus UK: Riot police clash with violent anti-lockdown protesters in central London

BBC News & Gossip

Leave a Comment