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Chopper allays shark threat

Busselton Dunsborough Times
Surfers were directed back to shore after a shark was spotted nearby.
Camera IconSurfers were directed back to shore after a shark was spotted nearby. Credit: Surf Life Saving Western Australia

A rescue helicopter patrolling off Cape Naturaliste at the weekend directed surfers back to shore after a shark was sighted.

While on a patrol over Cape Naturaliste and the Sugarloaf Rock area on Sunday afternoon, Surf Life Saving WA’s Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter spotted two sharks near three unsuspecting surfers.

The crew alerted the surfers to the position of the sharks and directed them safely back to shore.

Surf Life Saving WA general manager Chris Peck said these types of scenarios demonstrated the important role the helicopter service played in helping keep the coastline safe.

“These surfers were potentially in extreme danger,” he said

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