“About 8:45 am this morning, 22 November 2020, police had been suggested of a deadly shark assault at Cable Seashore,” Western Australia Police stated in a press release to CNN.

“The person was recovered from the water and was handled by native police earlier than arrival of St. John Ambulance. Tragically the person, a neighborhood resident aged in his 50s, died on account of his accidents.”

In keeping with Surf Life Saving Western Australia and police, Cable Seashore — positioned on the northwest coast of Australia by the favored vacation vacation spot of Broome — has been closed as Fisheries Officers from the Division of Major Industries and Regional Growth conduct patrols.

Patrols will halt in a single day and resume early Monday morning, Surf Life Saving Western Australia stated in a web based replace Sunday night.

The general public has been suggested to take warning across the Cable Seashore space and report any shark sightings to police.

A file photo taken on May 23, 2000 shows camels carrying tourists down Broome's famous Cable Beach.

The incident occurred about 1 mile north of Cable Seashore Surf Membership. Seashores have been closed from Dampier Creek to Coconut Wells.

Solely six weeks have handed because the final deadly shark assault, once more in Western Australia, marked essentially the most deaths from sharks within the nation since 1934. The stays of the victim in that October attack weren’t discovered, though his surfboard was.
This 12 months’s assaults have taken place in a variety of completely different states, together with Queensland and New South Wales. Amongst them is a diver who additionally went lacking in January after a suspected nice white assault. His physique was additionally by no means discovered.

To place this 12 months’s spike into perspective, there have been no shark assault deaths in Australia in 2019.

The final time the nation had seven shark assault deaths a 12 months was 1934, in accordance with a spokesperson from the Taronga Conservation Society Australia. The very best annual determine on report dates again to 1929, with 9 deaths.


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