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Cable Beach reopens after croc sighting

Broome Advertiser

Cable Beach has reopened to swimmers after a three metre crocodile was spotted yesterday afternoon.

Parks and Wildlife Yawuru rangers monitored the saltwater reptile from Cable Beach around to Entrance Point on Sunday afternoon before it disappeared into the strong currents out towards Roebuck Bay.

The Shire of Broome confirmed the beach had now reopened after closing it to swimmers for 24 hours.

Gantheaume Point, Entrance Point and Town Beach have also reopened.

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A DPaW spokeswoman said there had been no further sightings of the animal but urged people to remain vigilant and to contact Parks and Wildlife if they see a crocodile in the area.

“Members of the public should not approach crocodiles and exercise caution in areas where they commonly occur,” she said.

“This includes not swimming, canoeing or using small boats or cleaning fish close to the water and maintaining a safe distance from the water when fishing from the shoreline. Also people should remain vigilant when launching or retrieving boats.”

Crocodile sightings should be reported to Parks and Wildlife on 9195 5500.

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