Man is rushed to hospital with leg injuries after a horrifying shark attack at a Western Australian beach
- A man in his 20s was bitten by a shark at Western Australian beach on Saturday
- The spear fisherman suffered leg injuries after he was bitten at about 12.15pm
- The shark attack occurred about 500 to 1000 metres offshore near Coral Bay
A spear fisherman has been rushed to hospital after he was bitten by a shark at a Western Australian beach.
The man suffered calf injuries when he was attacked near Coral Bay, 1,200 kilometres north of Perth, at about 12.15pm on Saturday.
The incident occurred about 500 to 1000 metres offshore south of Warroora Station.
It’s understood the man, who is aged in his 20s, was bitten by a whaler or bull shark.
A St John Ambulance spokesperson said the man was taken to Coral Bay Nursing Post with non-life threatening injuries.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development were alerted to the attack at about 1.40pm and are currently coordinating a response with local authorities.
‘Take additional caution in the Warroora Station area,’ DPIRD said.
‘Adhere to beach closures advised by Local Government Rangers, Parks and Wildlife Service officers or Surf Life Saving WA.’
Surf Life Saving WA earlier tweeted that an unknown shark was sighted at 12.20pm 750 metres offshore, near Coral Bay.