SHARK ALERT: Warning issued after Whitsundays attack
Following a shark attack at Hook Passage earlier this week, where two British tourists sustained injuries, the Queensland Government has issued an alert, reminding those visiting the Whitsunday Islands to remain shark smart.
The alert applies until November 17 to the following parks:
- Whitsunday Islands National Park
- Whitsunday Ngaro Sea Trail
- Whitsunday national park islands
Due to the Hook Passage attack on Tuesday, the State Government is urging people to remain SharkSmart by obeying the following guidelines:
- Don't swim at dawn or dusk.
- Always swim in clear water (not in murky water, busy anchorages, estuary mouths or canals).
- Don't throw food scraps or fish waste overboard (including in anchorages or where people are swimming).
- Don't swim where fish are being cleaned.
- Swim, surf, snorkel or dive with a buddy.
Follow local signage and swim between the flags at patrolled beaches.
For more information go to https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/sharksmart.