A great white shark shows his big jaws when jumping out of the water for a deadly attack. MUST CREDIT Image: iStock
A great white shark shows his big jaws when jumping out of the water for a deadly attack. MUST CREDIT Image: iStock

Shark sighting forces swimmers from water

A POPULAR Sunshine Coast beach was closed and swimmers rushed from the water after a shark sighting.

A Surf Life Saving Queensland spokeswoman said a member of the public reported a shark sighting to lifesavers at Alexandra Headland beach about 9.45am Sunday.

The beach was closed while lifesavers went out in inflatable rescue boats and on a wave runner.

A rescue helicopter was also called to hover over the area in search of the creature.

However, the spokeswoman said there was no sign of the shark.

“As per standard protocol, after one hour we opened the beach,” she said.

She said lifesavers kept a close eye on the water after the incident and she urged swimmers to stay between red and yellow flags where that increased level of surveillance was occurring.


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