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06 December 2023

Shark sighting forces beach evacuation

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By Agency

Swimmers were evacuated from Shelly Beach near Moruya yesterday after two three-metre-long hammerhead sharks were spotted in the river mouth at about 11:00am.

About an hour later, lifesavers patrolling in watercraft spotted more sharks off Broulee and Tomakin.

In the afternoon, a helicopter patrolling the area spotted a hammerhead 500 metres south of the flags.

Lifesavers also treated four people for bluebottle stings.

One 16-year-old boy who was stung on his arm, was taken to hospital for further treatment after reporting chest pains.