Jetty Beach has been closed after two sharks were seen in the harbour. Photo: Trevor Veale/Coffs Coast Advocate
Jetty Beach has been closed after two sharks were seen in the harbour. Photo: Trevor Veale/Coffs Coast Advocate Trevor Veale

Jetty Beach closed after shark sightings

JETTY Beach has been closed to swimmers today following two unconfirmed shark sightings in the harbour.

A small reef shark was reportedly seen near the Coffs Harbour boat ramp around 7am and a larger shark was seen just after 11.30am in deeper water inside the harbour.

The sightings have been acted upon by Coffs Harbour Water Police officers, Coffs Harbour Council lifeguards and NSW Fisheries officers in the wake of Saturday's fatal accident off Campbells Beach.

Life guard Sonny Tisdell said the precaution would remain in place for the rest of the day.

"We have got to take the necessary precautions," Sonny said.

"I will be erecting beach closed signs warning of shark sightings on the beach out the front of every walking track leading onto Jetty Beach.

"We are advising people not to enter the water today.

"The first sighting was about 7am this morning what sounded like a little reef shark near the boat ramp and a second sighting was reported around 11.30am - 11.45am of a seven foot shark in the harbour.

"I'm not sure what type of shark the larger one would have been I have not yet spoken to the person who reported it."


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