Shark attack reported at popular WA surfing spot

The alarm was raised about 2.15pm, with an ambulance called to a surf spot in Bunker Bay known to locals as The Farm.

Police have confirmed a man believed to be in his 20s has been brought to shore with injuries to his leg.

Fisheries WA has been advised and the RAC rescue helicopter has been sent to the beach to fly the patient to Royal Perth Hospital’s trauma unit.

Kyle James Burden was mauled by a shark at a nearby surf break called Boneyards in September 2011 while bodyboarding.

Seals are known to frequent waters near the lighthouse overlooking the beach, which connects to popular tourist resort Pullman Bunker Bay and its suite of villas.

The surf breaks near Bunker Bay don’t attract a lot of beachgoers in the water but are popular with anglers, with salmon runs also frequent during this time.

Surf Life Saving WA has today issued a number of warnings about a shark swimming close to shore in the area.

Source: https://www.theage.com.au/national/western-australia/shark-attack-reported-at-popular-wa-surfing-spot-20200731-p55hfa.html

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