SHARK ATTACK

Just heard a big white smoked a swimmer at Port Beach.

took the swimmers head and then the whole body.


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Jesus

Sat, 2021-11-06 11:37

bloody hope not 

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Yeah it’s sadly very true

Sat, 2021-11-06 11:48

skurfing on a board being towed, condolences to the family 

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 Terrible news. Condolences

Sat, 2021-11-06 12:53

 Terrible news. Condolences to all involved would've been a scary sight for his mates.

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 Condolences to family and

Sat, 2021-11-06 12:59

 Condolences to family and all involved. My son surfs at this exact spot FFS. Time of year and overcast make it perfect conditions for this kind of event sadly.

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what horrible

Sat, 2021-11-06 13:08

what horrible news.

condolences to the family and friends. would be a horrific thing to have to go through.

. have surfed this spot so many times. have seen a few whales with calves in close last few trips out on the boat. wondering if this may be drawing the sharks in.

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Sat, 2021-11-06 14:01

 ABC now says he was swiimning next to a boat not scurfing accroding to fresh info from police.

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Sad news to hear.

Sat, 2021-11-06 14:04

 Sounds like something straight outta Jaws.

 Just waiting for the knee jerk reaction where drum lines are deployed on every beach. More signage needs to be put on the beaches, we are entering the ocean therefore we're becoming part of the food chain. We've got signs at every beach, boat ramp and bit of water up here on Thursday Island reminding you that there are crocodiles and they are a danger to humans. They don't tell you not to enter the water, you enter the water at your own risk. Education is paramount.

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Signs will defo work. How

Sat, 2021-11-06 21:22

Signs will defo work. How about we also put some signs under the water for the sharks saying 'people are not food' just to make sure?

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Signs don’t work

Sun, 2021-11-07 17:52

check out hillarys,signs for all the things you can’t do, no dogs no bikes etc,signs about where to park, how to get to launching area, there’s a big new electric one on the road in, 20 Kay’s an hour pass the the fisheries nothing works 

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Sat, 2021-11-06 14:29

They reckon there were 2 sharks, the other a tiger which got the scraps.

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another one very sad ,

Sat, 2021-11-06 16:30

another one

very sad , condolences to the poor blokes family

this type of incident is not going to go away and will only keep occurring unfortunately

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21 years

Sat, 2021-11-06 16:35

to the day that Ken Crew was taken. EERIE

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 Also 11 months since that

Sat, 2021-11-06 16:53

 Also 13 months since that 5.3m white was hanging around the same area, perhaps the same shark, be interested to know if that shark triggered any beacons in the area

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The bad thing is

Sat, 2021-11-06 18:17

Only my option, You can’t tell me mistaken identity . It seems there taking the lot know days ( not just a bite).cant blame food supply sound full of pinks . Very sad for family and friends. No dought won’t be last this season . Condolences to family

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 100% agreethe one at wedge

Sun, 2021-11-07 06:33

 100% agree

the one at wedge came back for the second half of the guy

last one down south dragged the guy a 100m tossed him in the air and finished him

The one where they only found a bit of his speedos

now this one took the lot

 

lools like evolution and the days of a white chomping and spitting us out are long gone

 

rotto swim could get ugly once they figure that out 

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 Not good news at all.

Sat, 2021-11-06 19:40

 Not good news at all. Condolences to the family and friends.  

Unfortunately I feel it's going to get a lot worse unless something drastic gets done.

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 If drum lines weren't

Sat, 2021-11-06 21:06

 If drum lines weren't deployed immediately then  fisheries should explain what their mitigation plans are after another fatality getting beyond a joke peoples lives and how they live them are at stake fuck the sharks to many getting to big it's only going to keep  happening. 

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 No no no stricko... it's the

Mon, 2021-11-08 18:01

 No no no stricko... it's the sharks domain and we enter at our own risk and sharks lives are so important Wank wank wank. Fuck the sharks! Just wait until a young kid gets taken. Unfortunately that may have to happen for any real action

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 And once again a balls up by

Sat, 2021-11-06 21:39

 And once again a balls up by the media, reporting that it was a teenage boy taken initially. Whatever happened to fact checking. 

Same as 7 news  naming that fella for the abduction the other day, poor bugger had death threats and threats of tribal punishment, had absolutely nothing to do with it.

And then again tonight reporting that it was a Travis Barker concert where 11 people were killed where as it was a Travis Scott show. WTF!

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Good old channel eagle

Sun, 2021-11-07 17:22

went down to hillarys beach today,deserted! 

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Shark Numbers

Sun, 2021-11-07 08:52

 Over the last 30 odd years there has been a huge build up of whales coming up to northern waters for the winter and their carcasses washing up on beaches plus the ones we don't see further out to sea, these surely are  going to attract white pointers knowing that a more or less guaranteed food source is there for them at that time of the year.

Now that the whale migration is over for another year their attention turn to the also ever increasing seal population along the coast, another great food source to keep them here longer.  

Sadly this bloke has been bitten and eaten in tragic circumstances and on an anniversary of another persons death from a shark bite. When Ken Cruise was taken we we half way through a fishing trip off Hedland and had on board Rory McAuley from Fisheries shark research, his comments were that his phone was going to melt when we came back into range with all the media wanting answers  and no doubt this is what would have been happening yesterday

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 My wife knows Rory quite

Sun, 2021-11-07 09:18

 My wife knows Rory quite well, he does that job for the pure love of it according to the missus. It's not a mega paying job. 

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 Unfortunately Fisheries lost

Mon, 2021-11-08 07:31

 Unfortunately Fisheries lost the services of Rory a couple of years ago, shame as the man knew his shit when it came to sharks.

At last check he was getting some good coin working for Twiggys Minderoo research project.

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 Good to hear, been meaning

Mon, 2021-11-08 08:02

 Good to hear, been meaning to ask the misso if she'd seen him lately.

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 Terrible news once

Sun, 2021-11-07 19:21

 Terrible news once again 

condolences to the family 

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 Very sad news. I noticed on

Mon, 2021-11-08 11:46

 Very sad news. I noticed on the SLSWA Twitter that whites have been pinging metro receivers lately. This has become a dangerous time of year for ocean users.

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Good Food & Employment

Mon, 2021-11-08 14:18

 I started scuba diving in 1968 before that spearfishing mask snorkle in those early years sharks werea thought,but never so fformost in thie mind as they now are,if encounterd it was a bronzi or hammer up north Tigers plus. Whites thought of as uncommone more so down south albany. then the government thought it a great idea to buyback the fishing license of wet line & net fishers the outcome was our local fish & chipy shops who once sold great tasting fresh fishShark (Flake ) or gummy but a great feed at a very reasonabble price I do not know how many people gained a living from those two industires but it must have been a few,Why not allow the reintroduction of this employment opertunaty that would also allow good quaility fish localy sourced to the Australian people Still,probably  not enought votes in those who may work in that industry.II had gone for over 50 years with never sighting a GWhite until off Scarborough when with a mate talking about a dive in 24mts my first GW circeld the boat 5 times that was about 10 years ago,since then I have now seen 4 others .

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 They're pretty telling

Mon, 2021-11-08 15:54

 They're pretty telling numbers IMO. What did you do on those occasions you saw a GW? Go elsewhere, wait or abandon diving for the day? There's no way I'd be getting in the water!

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You pack up

Mon, 2021-11-08 21:36

And go home. It puts you right off . Never trust shark shield. False security. Better to have one than not .

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Shark shields

Tue, 2021-11-09 07:42

 Was on the rescue boat in Carnarvon doing the body recovery after the boat versus a 90 metre barge collision year back, the helicopter reported that there was 3 or 4 very large tigers circling the sunken boat but the police divers went in with complete trust in their shark shields. It took probable an hour to recover the 3 bodies from inside the cabin and the sharks kept their distance the whole time. There is no way I would have gone in shark shield or not.  The divers deserve a medal if you ask me.

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Shark Shields work

Tue, 2021-11-09 11:09

I havn't heard many reports of divers/ocean goers being attacked whilst wearing/using a shark shield. I've tested one at the Abrolhos Islands many years ago in Bronzie infested waters, I'm still alive. Would be interesting to see if they can stop a Big White travelling @ 10knots that's determined to eat you. Something I don't want to test with my brand new shield

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 Read on a now defunct dive

Tue, 2021-11-09 11:30

 Read on a now defunct dive forum about a diver and his wife checking their scuba gear in 15m off Meelup prior to cray season a few years back. Guy turns to see a GW staring down his wife from a few metres. He swims over and the shark disappears in poor visability. He's helping her onto the boat and the shark is coming at him in full attack mode. A few metres off and it stopped dead and shook it's head like a person walking into cobwebs. He was wearing shark shield and she wasn't. So maybe they'll stop a GW ............ sometimes!

If that was me the dive gear would be on Gumtree that day!

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 Yep it's called

Tue, 2021-11-09 11:33

 Yep it's called fuckthisshitI'mouttahere.

 

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 Agreed Andy! If that

Tue, 2021-11-09 17:11

 Agreed Andy! If that happened to me I doubt I'd ever go in water deeper that head height!

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what boat was that

Tue, 2021-11-09 14:14

 what was the name of the boat that was collected by the barge , i was in onslow when the harmony and pamila went i knew a few of the crew on both boats ,best keep my opinin to my self about how the ashberton shire conducted them self at the time , hope i am not a johna but was in carnarvon when the saint madilina  capsized , bloke liveing with me in dampier was the boss of stoltt offshore he  did the body recoverys  worst job he ever did he told me  WA police divers wouldnt do it 

 

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Barge

Tue, 2021-11-09 20:41

 The barge had been brought down from north to shelter from a cyclone, they anchored it about 3nm offshore from Carnarvon, directly in line with the gap between Dorre and Bernier islands, being 90 metres long and approx 15 metres high, rust coloured and the tug was no where close to it.

The fibreglass cabin cruiser had 4pob, all members of sea rescue, left the ramp at 6 00 and being still dark ran slap bang in the middle of the barge, killing all on board.  The coroners inquest found that the cops had made a mistake by letting the tug crew back on the barge before searching for themselves if the anchor navigation lights were working. Some witnesses said they saw no lights, other said yes?

The boat wasn't missed until one body was found that afternoon and the wreck spotted on the bottom under the barge. Water police divers arrived early next morning and we recovered the bodies and the wreck was towed to NW Seafood wharf and pulled from the water.

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my mate

Fri, 2021-11-12 13:00

 Carnarvinite , my mate , recovered the bodys of the pamila , harmony and the saint madilina , after the madilina  when he got home to my home in dampier  he was never the same bloke , Todd was a tiny jockey sized bloke ex Nz Navy  clearance diver that could swim like a seal thats why he got  all the nasty jobs , made a mottza of money the day he swam a rope under a bulk ore carier hull that ran aground in the shipping channel in Dampier  on his back and had a 45 minutes at high tide to do it so they could drag some chains to the tugs    

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Damed if you do

Mon, 2021-11-08 21:37

Damed if you don’t .

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DaveWillow

Tue, 2021-11-09 12:03

 Yes mate the best course of action that day was to leave the area,I did notify the police/fisheries about it but who knows what they did.i know the block who was buzzed by a white at Burns Rock two years ago he was very very lucky.

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 Yeah like move to another

Tue, 2021-11-09 17:32

 Yeah like move to another part of the state!

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Burns island..

Tue, 2021-11-09 18:01

My favourite abb spot burns rock .
good sized Abalone and cleanist

On the metro coast .. lots of seals

too .. cheers pirate. 

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shark attack

Tue, 2021-11-09 21:49

 A friend of one of my mates lives in mindarie and was out pulling his pots two days after the attack. A 3.5 meter Tiger was going around his boat before a big white came up underneath him. estimated 4.5 meter and probably the one that did the attack. he notified the authorities but i have not heard if any action was taken. Shit way to go.

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 Last week a mate at work saw

Wed, 2021-11-10 10:32

 Last week a mate at work saw his mate's phone video of a whaler and a very large white following up a pot 1 mile off Mindarie. And he told me this on Friday before the attack.

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Mindarie White pointer

Wed, 2021-11-10 15:54

,Ol mate of mine is a Abalone diver in South Oz, he's also a champion spearfisherman and well known around the world for his record breaking captures. Greg. He has had his head inside a Great White's mouth and lived to tell the tail. He fears WP's on a daily basis and told me that the biggest White he has ever encountered was 20mtrs off the Mindarie breakwall. I'ved dived a bit with him and find he doesn't have much fear of sharks, unlike me. He's been attacked 3 times in WA by Bronze Whaler x 2, Great White x 1. LEGEND.

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 I remeber reading all about

Wed, 2021-11-10 16:32

 I remeber reading all about Greg and then watching him on Abalone Wars. He sure would know a thing or two about GW's!

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Fun story

Wed, 2021-11-10 17:48

Greg and I was spearing off Red Bluff WA one day, I was actually just filming him spearing stuff for my new movie. My camera battery run flat so I went back to boat to get a new one. Nek minnet.... HELP....HELP, I could barely here him. He was like a mile away. I raced over in his boat and he's holding a decent sized Spaniard above his head whilst being circled by at least 5 Bronzies. FUCK... He throws the Mackie in the boat and swims away breathing up for another dive.

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As a personal opinion

Wed, 2021-11-10 13:52

 I was reading to-days West australian a former fisheries officer with about 20 years service said in his time both close to & offshore never saw any GW's He also said the the Elected public servants had a report from some Expert in California that the White population had dropped so his opinion was that they must have been in danger,our government like all elected A suckers then decleard the Great White endangerd ( I must say the former fisheries person did not refere to our government taxpayer funded emplyess in the way I discribe them ) But I have spearfished from the Montess to Augusta (Yanchep also gave me the cold sweats) Rottnest a particular favorite I started on tanks in 1968 same dive areas but also the English channel ,Off the Hiwaien coast Mederteranium,(strangly enough in 1976 a GW was reported while I was in Spain diving) Coral Bay down to Augusta untill 10 or so years ago sharks did not feture in my mind that much but now I deffinatly have them front & center,He also says about commercial fishing for them & what a great adition to our fresh fish As bnfor Shark shields think of this ,A boxer ,,takes some good belts to the nose during his career i know that when I have been hit there my eyes waterd and it hurt but boxers grow somewhat unafected by a hit on the snout  I think a Great white will been much the same.

 

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as with all sharks

Wed, 2021-11-10 16:08

 as with all shark attacks , there will be a big splash in the media then it will fade away , like the ripples of the attack well over due the big noahs were culled out  untill you have had 1 go you you dont understand , and yes tiger sharks will take a person proven fact , nasty bloddy things smart , i have personal expiericene  with 1 that followed our boat from bowers ledge to black ledge of onslow , and yes knew it was the same shark as i had put a  a spear gun shaft  between its eyes about 2 hours earlier that bounced of but was carring the mark from spear gun 

 

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You win

Wed, 2021-11-10 23:08

No-one else on this site talks so much bullshit as you do. has mummy and daddy even taught you how to swim?

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 Easy! Pete's a treasure on

Thu, 2021-11-11 05:36

 Easy! Pete's a treasure on here.

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thanks mate

Fri, 2021-11-12 13:35

since  i havend posted on here for two years cant believe there there are so any haters  take it easy boys and girls just coments nothing racial or derogertory just my personal opinions and yes i do fish i was out yeterday squiding in the sound only got 2 squid but bright yellow jigs were what we got them on

 

 

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 You're all good Pete

Sat, 2021-11-13 22:13

 You're all good Pete

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 How many yarns you had about

Fri, 2021-11-12 21:17

 How many yarns you had about your ex surf filming career or mates of mates of mates shooting huge mackies aye cobba? Pete's had some pretty bloody memorable fodder on this site I reckon

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You just bought yourself a

Sat, 2021-11-13 19:27

You just bought yourself a one way ticket to Fitzy's Fitness and Fight Club

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 For the ol left left jab

Sun, 2021-11-14 12:53

 For the ol left left jab

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Guy missing

Thu, 2021-11-11 21:47

Experienced free diver and kiter . Possible free diving for crays .

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I hope I am Wrong

Fri, 2021-11-12 12:09

 But an experienced dive if in trouble will drope hie weight belt (Can be retrieved later or another time) this then allows the bouancy of the wet suit ,even steamers to help keep you on the surfave but at the worst side a body will generaly float after 3

too 4 days due to the gases so even if trapped in a hole ?