CM – Shark attacks boys near a popular tourist spot


A bronze whaler shark attacked a young boy while snorkeling near a popular tourist spot in northern Western Australia.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development said the attack started at 11:14 a.m. on Friday on Five Finger Reef south of Coral Bay in the Carnarvon Shire.

« A male snorkeler sustained foot injuries after being bitten by a reported two-meter bronze whale catcher shark, » the department said in a statement.

The fishery advises, 2.0 m whale shark sighted 11:20 am 11/06, Five Finger Reef, Coral Bay 75 m offshore, DPIRD investigates possible shark bites.

“Follow the advice given by local rangers , Parks and Wildlife Service officials or Surf Life Saving WA recommended beach closings, « the department said. The last shark attack in Western Australia occurred last month near Broome, also in the north of the state s.

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