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Broome’s Reddell Beach closed after three-metre saltwater crocodile sighting

Sam JonesBroome Advertiser
A beach in Broome has been closed for 24 hours after a crocodile was spotted lurking offshore.
Camera IconA beach in Broome has been closed for 24 hours after a crocodile was spotted lurking offshore. Credit: AAP

Broome’s Simpson and Reddell beaches have been closed for 24 hours following a confirmed sighting of a three-metre saltwater crocodile earlier today.

Shire of Broome Rangers have closed beaches from Simpson Beach to Reddell Beach and will maintain closures for at least the next 24hrs after the crocodile was spotted lingering near the coast at around 11am.

A picture of a saltwater crocodile spotted off the coast of Broome.
Camera IconA picture of a saltwater crocodile spotted off the coast of Broome. Credit: Supplied

Parks and Wildlife Service Rangers are patrolling the area.

People are urged to be cautious and stay well away from the water’s edge.

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