“About 8:45 am this morning, 22 November 2020, police were advised of a fatal shark attack at Cable Beach,” Western Australia Police mentioned in an announcement to CNN.
“The man was recovered from the water and was treated by local police before arrival of St. John Ambulance. Tragically the man, a local resident aged in his 50s, died as a result of his injuries.”
According to Surf Life Saving Western Australia and police, Cable Beach — positioned on the northwest coast of Australia by the favored vacation vacation spot of Broome — has been closed as Fisheries Officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development conduct patrols.
Patrols will halt in a single day and resume early Monday morning, Surf Life Saving Western Australia mentioned in a web based replace Sunday night.
The public has been suggested to take warning across the Cable Beach space and report any shark sightings to police.
The incident occurred about 1 mile north of Cable Beach Surf Club. Beaches have been closed from Dampier Creek to Coconut Wells.
To put this yr’s spike into perspective, there have been no shark assault deaths in Australia in 2019.