Shark Attack At Sharpes Beach, Ballina

12 Oct 2016 11

Surfboards continually saving people's lives during attacks; Photo provided by Phil Myers

Surfboards continually saving people's lives during attacks; Photo provided by Phil Myers

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It has been reported that the second shark attack in two weeks has occurred at Sharpes Beach north of Ballina. The 25-year-old man was surfing when he suffered a shark bite to his lower leg before presenting himself hospital just before midday. The police and the DPI are currently examining the man's board to determine specific information about the animal. 

SEE ALSO: BREAKING NEWS, Baird Government Announces Shark Nets To Be Installed!

The man told police on arrival at Ballina hospital that he had been surfing with friends for two hours before feeling a bump under his board and falling into the water.  

For all the latest shark sightings in the Northern NSW region download the SharkSmart App, available here.

Surf Life Saving NSW has issued a closure of all beaches for the entire Ballina Shire including Lennox Head.

More to come.

*VIEW THE COASTALWATCH LIVE SHARK DISCUSSION filmed on location at Ballina SLSC last Thursday 6th.

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