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Woman is bitten on the foot by a shark off Gracetown in Western Australia

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Woman is bitten on the foot by a shark at a popular Western Australia surf spot forcing lifeguards to shut the beach

  • Woman, 46, bitten by shark off coast of Gracetown in WA on Saturday morning
  • She was taken to hospital with minor injuries to her foot and beach has closed

A swimmer has been bitten on the foot by a shark at a popular surf beach in Western Australia.

The 46-year-old woman is believed to have been bitten at around 10.30am on Saturday at Cowaramup Bay beach, off Gracetown, around 220km south of Perth.

The beach will remain closed for 24 hours and the woman was taken to the Margaret River hospital with minor injuries.

The 46-year-old woman is believed to have been bitten at around 10.30am on Saturday at Cowaramup Bay beach, off Gracetown, around 220km south of Perth

The beach will remain closed for 24 hours and the woman was taken to the Margaret River hospital with minor injuries

The beach will remain closed for 24 hours and the woman was taken to the Margaret River hospital with minor injuries

Surf Lifesaving WA reported a shark had been sighted around 50m offshore.

It’s unclear what type of shark had bitten the woman. 

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) are at the beach investigating.

A Surf Life Saving WA Helicopter is also conducting a sweep of the area. 

More to come. 

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