Beach closed from Peasholm Dog Beach to Floreat Drain due to shark sighting
UPDATE: The beach has now been reopened.
Lifesavers have closed parts of a beach in Perth’s northern suburbs due to a shark sighting on Sunday afternoon.
City Beach has been closed from CMB2 (near Peasholm Dog Beach) to CMB19 (near the Floreat Drain Carpark) with the shark reportedly 30m offshore.
The Surf Life Saving Westpac Helicopter reported the 2.5m shark sighting at 12.43pm. The species is unknown.
It comes just a week after swimmers were forced out of the water at three of Perth’s most popular beaches.
Cottesloe, North Cottesloe and Swanbourne beach were closed last Saturday after a tiger shark was spotted in the area about 8.20am.
The 2m shark was seen circling about 100m offshore at North Cottesloe beach during a Surf Life Saving WA helicopter patrol.
Moments before the sirens sounded across the three beaches, dozens of swimmers participating in the annual Cottesloe Classic Mile ocean swim had entered the water to begin the event.
Beach goers can stay updated on the latest shark sightings via Surf Life Saving WA’s Twitter.
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