/ 27 February 2024

Déjà vu in WA shark attack

Shark attacks in Australia

Less than a month after 29yo Lauren O’Neill sustained serious leg injuries in a rare shark attack in Sydney, another woman with similar injuries is in a serious condition after being bitten in Western Australia yesterday. Ambulance workers were called just before midday, and 2 rescue crews and a helicopter were dispatched to Jurien Bay, about 220km north of Perth. Some reports say the 46yo woman was attacked by a 2-metre-long tiger shark while taking part in a sea lion tour in the water off Sandland Island – a spot popular with tourists. A private boat brought her to shore, where she was rushed to the local hospital before being airlifted to Perth. Several local beaches were closed following the news, with officials urging people to “take additional caution” in the area while they investigate.

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