Monster sharks cruise beaches

By HANNAH ROSS hannah.ross@northernstar.com.au FOUR huge sharks were spotted from the air cruising for bait fish along the shoreline at Main Beach, Byron Bay, late yesterday.

A spokesperson for the Surf Communications Rescue Centre at Ballina said a private helicopter flying above Byron Bay at 6pm radioed in the sighting.

It reported each of the sharks as being longer than the 3.6-metre inflatable boat being used by Byron lifesavers to drive them out to sea.

The sharks were within the zone of swimmers had anyone been in the water at the time.

The spokesperson said the best protection for swimmers at the moment was to stick to patrolled beaches.

Jittery swimmers also reported seeing sharks earlier in the day at Main Beach and Seven Mile Beach, Lennox Head, in each case forcing lifesavers to evacuate surfers from the water as a precaution.



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