Hyams Beach evacuated, baby great white sighting

SHARK: Baby great white spotted at Hyams Point at midday on Friday. Picture: DPI
SHARK: Baby great white spotted at Hyams Point at midday on Friday. Picture: DPI

Hyams Beach was evacuated at around midday today, after an aerial camera photographed a 2.5m great white shark less than 200m from swimmers.

The beach is unpatrolled, so it is understood a helicopter sounded the alarm, which called on people to evacuate the water.

The shark sighting was reported on the ‘SharkSmart’ Twitter feed.

The feed is a series of tips and information from the NSW government to help reduce your risk of shark attack - including live tweets from tagged sharks.

There have been a number of great white shark sightings in the area over the past two weeks, from Huskisson, to Sussex Inlet.

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