Beaches remain safe despite shark sighting: lifesaver

FOLLOWING the sighting of a 3.7m shark on Tuesday, Hervey Bay Surf Lifesaving president Tony Grima says the region's beaches remained safe.

He said he could not ever recall a shark attack in the Bay.

"I moved here in about 95 and I can't recall anything," he said.

"They (the beaches) are safe - the only issue at the moment is those blubbers and sea lice."

Kelly Scarponi, who saw the 3.7m shark about 50m from the shore in Scarness, said she regularly spotted sharks when she ventured out onto the water on her paddle board.

The 44-year-old said she had seen more sharks in six months than ever before.

"All the time I'm paddle boarding I'm seeing sharks," she said.



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