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Bunker Bay remains closed after shark attack

The surfboard of a man who was attacked by a shark at Bunker Bay on July 31, 2020.
The surfboard of a man who was attacked by a shark at Bunker Bay on July 31, 2020.

The beach at Bunker Bay remains closed after Dunsborough surfer Phil Mummert was attacked by a white shark on July 31, 2020.

The RAC Rescue helicopter took the man aged 28 to Bunbury Regional Hospital where he underwent surgery and is recovering from an injury to his leg.

On August 1, 2020, Surf Life Saving WA reported that a three metre white shark was sighted around 9.45am by a drone operator at the Farm Surfing Spot, the same location where the man was attacked.

Drone surveillance on Friday afternoon confirmed the presence of schooling salmon and a seal colony in the vicinity of the area. These environmental conditions may increase the likelihood of encountering a shark in the area.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) Fisheries officers are conducting on water patrols in Bunker Bay and the surrounding area.

The City of Busselton has closed Bunker Bay beach for the safety of water users.

Bunker Bay remains closed following a shark attack on July 31, 2020.

Bunker Bay remains closed following a shark attack on July 31, 2020.

This story Bunker Bay remains closed after shark attack first appeared on Busselton-Dunsborough Mail.