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North Head and Moruya beaches closed

Monday 7 January 2019

Repeated shark sighting have led to the closure of the North Head and Moruya beaches for the next 24 hours, effective immediately.

Lifeguarding Australia’s Stan Wall said four sharks had been sighted between the middle of Broulee Beach and South Head beach.

“Although we can’t identify what kind of sharks they are from these sighting, one shark is about two-and-a-half metres long,” Mr Wall said.

The sharks were sighted this morning by a Department of Primary Industries aerial surveillance team, and later by the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service crew and Lifeguarding Australia staff on jet skis.

Mr Wall said the sharks kept returning to the area, making the beach closures necessary.

“We don’t want people going into the water there,” he said.

Lifeguards have been redeployed to other swimming beaches in the Eurobodalla and locals and visitors wanting to dip their toe, or something more, should visit a patrolled beach.

The other patrolled beaches in the Eurobodalla are at Surf Beach, Malua Bay, South Broulee, Tuross Head, Dalmeny and Narooma.