World News – UA – Surfer missing after suspected shark attack on beach in Western Australia


A surfboard was recovered from the water in Wylie Bay but the surfer was not located, a police spokesperson said

Surfer goes missing following possible shark attack near Esperance in Western Australia, authorities recover surfboard from the water

A sea search and rescue team is at Kelp Beds beach in Wylie Bay looking for the man after a possible shark bite was reported at 10 a.m.Friday at 50:00 local time

A spokeswoman for WA Police said an operation was underway Friday afternoon involving police, ambulances and fisheries personnel

« A surfboard was retrieved from the water but the surfer was not located The surfer is believed to be an adult male, » the spokesperson said The beach is now closed

A statement from the WA Department of Primary Industries said it was assisting police in « a serious shark bite incident on Kelp Beds beach in Esperance »

Boats were in the water as part of a search and rescue operation at sea, according to the statement Beaches have been closed from Wylie Head to Cape Le Grand National Park

Earlier this week, drone footage captured professional surfer Matt Wilkinson’s narrow escape of a great white shark measuring around 25 meters off Ballina in northern New South Wales

Experienced diver Gary Johnson, 57, was killed by a shark near Cull Island in Esperance on the south coast of Western Australia in January

A shark killed Zachary Robba, a Queensland ranger, 23, in April off the northwest of the island in the southern Great Barrier Reef

Gold Coast surfer Rob Pedretti, 60, died after being attacked in Salt Beach in South Kingscliff in North New South Wales in June

In July, a 36-year-old man from the Sunshine Coast died after being maimed while fishing underwater off Fraser Island, Queensland

Later that same month, a teenager died while surfing at Wilsons Headland in Wooli Beach in North New South Wales

46-year-old Gold Coast man Nick Slater died in September after being bitten by a shark while surfing at Greenmount Beach in Coolangatta

Shark attack, Western Australia, Sharks, Wylie Bay, Esperance

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