Omaha reopens after yesterday’s shark incident
January 15, 2008
Omaha reopens after
yesterday’s shark incident
Climatech Regional Lifeguards
will be back on duty at Omaha Beach after yesterday’s
incident involving a three-metre bronze whaler shark biting
the lifeguards inflatable rescue boat.
The shark bit the
rear starboard pontoon and deflated the boat when lifeguards
went to investigate a shark sighting 100m off Omaha
Surf Life Saving Northern Region Lifeguard Manager,
Dean Storey, says that public should not let the incident
put them off going back into the water.
shark attack was an isolated incident. The risk of drowning
is far greater than a shark attack. The public are always
advised to swim at lifeguardpatrolled beaches and swim
between the flags.
“Public safety is paramount and
lifeguards at Omaha will continue to survey the beach for
changing conditions throughout the
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