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Animals – Australia: Beaches closed after possible shark attack – Knowledge

SYDNEY (AP) — Several beaches on Australia’s west coast are temporarily closed after a suspected shark attack. Beaches between Pilgramunna and Bloodwood Creek in the Cape Range National Park near Exmouth have been closed due to a shark incident, officials in Western Australia said on Saturday.

A snorkeler was injured after being bitten by an unidentified type of shark in the waters off the Kurrajong camp area, sources said. At the time of the incident, Surf Life Saving, a lifesaving organization, reported sighting a shark near the shore.

According to local news website “Perth Now”, the injured person is an eleven-year-old boy. The extent of his injuries is unknown, but his condition is stable. He was taken to hospital in Perth, 1,300 kilometers south, on Saturday evening.

Max Marsden, a 23-year-old professional surfer, reported on Instagram about a recent shark attack in Geraldton, 800 kilometers south of Exmouth. Marston told the Perth Now portal that the 1.5m shark grabbed his arm and injured him, but by hitting him on the head, he was able to save himself on the beach with the help of a friend.

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