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Shark knocks surfer off board in Australia

By Wade Sheridan
Shark knocks surfer off board in Australia
A shark believed to be a white pointer knocked a surfer off of his board in Australia, causing beach advisories. File Photo by Joe Marino/UPI | License Photo

Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A surfer enjoying the waves at Guillotines Surf Break in Cowaramup, Australia, says he was knocked off his board by a shark.

The surfer believes he was bumped from his surfboard on Thursday by a white pointer shark that was between 2.5 to 3 meters in length.

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The man was not injured during the encounter and was able to leave the water following the incident. Other surfers in the area also exited the water before making a sign to help alert others.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development issued a shark advice for the area with official warnings in place. Officers from the Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attraction are in the area and making new warning signs.

A decaying whale carcass near Canal Rocks in Yallingup, Australia, has not yet broken down. The area will be closed for another week as the carcass has attracted sharks.

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