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Dec 29, 2014

10:00:20 GMT--Biological Hazard - Australia - Australia

EDIS Number: BH-20141229-46487-AUS

Date / time: 29/12/2014 09:58:58 [UTC]

Event: Biological Hazard

Area: Australia

Country: Australia

State/County: State of Western Australia

Location: [Cheynes Beach]

Number of Deads: 1 person(s)

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: N/A


A man has been found dead in the water after a suspected shark attack at a beach in Western Australia's Great Southern region. Police rushed to Cheynes beach, near Albany, after a member of the public informed them just before 12.30pm that they had found a dead man in the water. A spokesman said the man had an injury consistent with a shark bite, but further assessment would need to be made to confirm the attack. Cheynes Beach is 68km east of Albany and popular with campers and anglers. A worker at the local caravan park told AAP that sharks were not commonly seen in the area, except for a few bronze whalers. It is peak season at the caravan park, which is currently at maximum capacity.

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