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Woman is bitten on the foot by a shark off Gracetown in Western Australia

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A swimmer has been bitten on the foot by a shark at a popular surf beach in Western Australia.

The woman, believed to be 46-years-old, was bitten at around 10.30am on Saturday at Cowaramup Bay beach, off Gracetown, around 220km south of Perth.

The beach will remain closed for 24 hours and the woman was taken to the Margaret River hospital with minor injuries.

The woman, believed to be 46-years-old, was bitten at around 10.30am on Saturday at Cowaramup Bay beach, off Gracetown, around 220km south of Perth

The woman, believed to be 46-years-old, was bitten at around 10.30am on Saturday at Cowaramup Bay beach, off Gracetown, around 220km south of Perth 

The beach will remain closed for 24 hours and the woman was taken to the Margaret River hospital with minor injuries

The beach will remain closed for 24 hours and the woman was taken to the Margaret River hospital with minor injuries

Surf Lifesaving WA reported a shark had been sighted around 50m offshore.

It’s unclear what type of shark had bitten the woman. 

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) are at the beach investigating.

A Surf Life Saving WA Helicopter is also conducting a sweep of the area. 

Authorities believe the shark may have been a wobbegong which aren’t considered dangerous but can attack swimmers if they get too close. 

More to come. 

This post was first published on DailyMail.

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