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Andrew Sharpe was surfing around 10:45 am at the Kelp Beds near Esperance when he was bitten and dragged below the surface.
The desperate search for a Western Australian surfer who was abducted by a shark on Friday resumed.
Andrew Sharpe was surfing the Kelp Beds near Esperance at 10.45am when he was bitten and dragged below the surface. Later, a surfboard with bite marks made landfall, but the father of the two boys has yet to be found.
Andrew Sharpe Esperance
Locals said the shark-infested waters were “very dangerous” for surfers.
Sharks have been roaming these waters in Esperance for years and decades. “We don’t swim in those waters that are far from shallow waters,” Denise Colbung said.
Wayne Brennand said the Kelp Beds should be “permanently closed for surfing.”
“Frankly, how many more people have to suffer?” He said.
Andrew Sharpe Esperance search
The search that involved jet skis and boats was canceled due to lack of daylight on Friday evening, but resumed on Saturday morning.
Voluntary Marine Salvage Vessels, the Department of Transportation, the Esperance Port Authority and the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) are cleaning waters in the Kelp Beds area.
Volunteers from the State Emergency Service searching ashore.
Drones monitor the area from above, and police divers are also involved in the intense effort.
Esperance Sergeant Major Justin Tarasinski said eight surfers were in the water at the time of the attack.
“The surfboard was washed close to where the attack occurred and with obvious signs of a shark attack,” he told reporters on Friday.
“The chances of survival are quite low given some of the available accounts.”
The search, which involved jet skis and boats, was called off Friday night due to lack of daylight, but will continue on Saturday morning as police divers expected.
Prime Minister Mark Mcgowan about the tragic situation of Andrew Sharpe Esperance
Prime Minister Mark McGowan called this a “very sad and potentially tragic” situation.
Ian Mickel, director of Shire of Esperance, said the community was upset by the tragedy.
“It is very sad to hear that there is a shark attack again,” he said.
“We have had many attacks in the last seven years. This is really disappointing. ”
Esperance Ocean Safety and Support committee member David Swan told NCA NewsWire that everyone was miserable.
“Our thoughts are with family and close friends,” he said.
“Everyone is a little shocked and very upset.”
The seagrass beds are about 15 km east of Esperance along Wylie Bay.