Statement About Shark Bite Incident South Coast

Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) is aware of reports of a shark bite incident at Bannisters Point, NSW on Friday 16 January 2015.

The Australian Lifeguard Service has closed Narrawallee Beach, and North Mollymook as a precautionary measure. The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter has been tasked to do a sweep of the vicinity, and lifesaving assets are surveying the area as part of their regular patrols.

“Our lifeguards are monitoring the situation and will take further action if required to protect beachgoers,” ALS Manager Brent Manieri said.

“At this stage South Mollymook Beach remains open. While we understand that people do have concerns about the presence of sharks, we remind them to always swim at a patrolled beach where lifeguards are continuously monitoring the water.”

Further information will be provided as the situation develops.

Fri 16 Jan 2015