Man Bitten by Shark at Ballina

A surfer in his mid 20s has been bitten on the left leg by what is believed to be a shark at Ballina's Lighthouse Beach at around 6.30 pm.

He has injuries to his thigh and managed to get himself to shore where he was assisted by the public.

Surf Life Saving volunteer Duty Officers were quickly on scene and have erected beach closed signs.

The beach will remain closed tomorrow and surf lifesavers may assist with on water searches if requested by Police or Council.

Department of Primary Industries shark experts are on scene and will investigate the incident.

Tue 10 Nov 2015