Shark attacks surfer at Cable Beach

Sarah Steger and Jakeb WaddellThe West Australian
A shark attack has closed Cable beach this morning.
Camera IconA shark attack has closed Cable beach this morning. Credit: Carly Laden/Broome Advertiser

A surfer has narrowly escaped a shark attack at Broome’s Cable Beach.

Surf Life Saving WA said the shark was spotted about 50m offshore at 7am this morning, when a lone surfer was struck by the animal.

The shark reportedly bit the surfer’s board, with authorities saying there are visible teeth marks on the board.

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Police said the man was not injured in the incident.

The attack comes just over two weeks after 59-year-old Broome man Charlie Cernobori was killed by a 3m shark 2km north of the Cable beach rocks.

Mr Cernobori died after a suspected bull shark bit him on the upper thigh and hand while bodyboarding 30 metres offshore.

The fatal attack was the first to strike at the iconic WA location in more than 25 years, sending shockwaves through the close-knit tourism town.

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