World News – UA – Police resume search for surfer attacked by shark near Esperance


The search for a man who was attacked by a shark during a surf break near Esperance on the south coast of Western Australia yesterday morning has resumed

The local man was attacked while surfing the famous Wylie Bay kelp bed break around 11:00 am Friday

Up to eight surfers were in the water at the time and witnessed the attack, along with passers-by on the beach

No sign of the man’s body was found, but his surfboard was discovered with signs of shark damage

Over the past decade, there have been fatal shark attacks in the region, and more broadly around the Esperance Coast

In 2014, 23-year-old surfer Sean Pollard was attacked by a shark at the beach, losing his arm and another hand

Three years later, Laeticia Brouwer, 17, died after being bitten by a white shark in the same area

Diver Gary Johnson was killed on Cull Island, off the coast of Esperance, in January of this year

Police say the man who was attacked yesterday was a « prominent » local and well known in the community

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