Shark attacks boys near a popular tourist spot

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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.

“Like a dog trying to grab a bone. Just a wild animal hanging on my arm. ”

Mark Sanguinetti, 59, was surfing when he was hit by a 4.5 m long white shark last month on Tuncurry Beach near Forster on the central north coast of NSW was killed.

He saw the shark and tried to warn others before the animal turned on him and bit his right thigh.

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