HomeWA shark attack: Male missing off coast of Fremantle

WA shark attack: Male missing off coast of Fremantle



A frantic search is underway for a missing swimmer off the WA coast after a suspected shark attack near a popular beach.

A frantic search is underway for a missing male swimmer after a suspected shark attack near a popular beach in Perth.

Emergency services were called to the scene after reports of a shark attack at Port Beach in North Fremantle about 10.10am on Saturday.

They are still at the scene and searching waters off the popular beach for the missing adult male swimmer.

Water Police are co-ordinating the operation involving the police Air Wing as well as the Department of Primary Industries, Surf Life Saving and the Surf Rescue helicopter who are all combing the area.

St Johns Ambulance Crews are also at the scene on standby but a spokeswoman confirmed no one had been treated.

The attack comes 21 years after a white pointer killed swimmer Ken Crew in waist-deep water at Cottesloe Beach.

In June, local Charles Cernobori was killed at Broome’s iconic Cable Beach while bodyboarding. It was the first fatal shark attack in the popular tourist destination since 1993.

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