Shark warning comes from Keppel MP
SWIMMERS are reminded to follow simple safety tips to reduce the risk of shark attack these summer holidays.
Keppel MP Brittany Lauga said while shark control equipment was in place to reduce the possibility of shark attack along parts of the Capricorn Coast, it was not an "impenetrable barrier”.
"It's important that swimmers remain aware of the risk of sharks and take care in any open body of water, wherever they swim,” she said.
"You should always swim at patrolled beaches and between the flags so you can be alerted, or assisted, if a shark is spotted.
"Swimmers also should consider when they swim. Sharks are known to be most active after dusk, at night or before dawn.”
Advice to public
Swim or surf only at patrolled beaches and between the flags
Obey lifesavers' and lifeguards' advice, and heed all sign and safety warnings
Leave the water immediately if a shark is sighted
Do not swim or surf after dusk, at night or before dawn when sharks are most active
Do not swim or surf in murky waters
Do not swim in or near mouths of estuaries, artificial canals and lakes
Never swim alone
Never swim when bleeding
Do not swim near schools of fish or where fish are being cleaned
Do not swim near or interfere with shark control equipment
Do not swim with animals.