Swimmers flee popular beach after shark alarm
HUNDREDS of swimmers and surfers have fled the water at a northern New South Wales beach after a shark alarm was sounded just before noon on Friday.
The busy Broken Head beach, just south of Byron Bay, is popular with surfers and campers who are staying at the nearby holiday park.
There were children at the scene who saw dolphins, but were told by a passerby that a surfer saw a shark while out surfing.
Community-based shark alert app Dorsal reported the water was cleared due a shark sighting at Broken Head about 11am.
Originally published as Swimmers flee popular beach after shark alarm