Emergency response after one person injured in shark attack on Yorke Peninsula


At least one person has been seriously injured in a shark attack on the South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula.

Emergency services were called to Ethel Beach, near Innes National Park, about 1.30pm on Thursday following reports of a shark attack.

Ambulance crews were rushing to the difficult-to-access beach, situated at the bottom of a large cliff.

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At least one person has been seriously injured, police said.

The attack comes after a spate of serious shark bites in recent months, including the fatal attack of 55-year-old Tod Gendle at Granites Beach on the state’s West Coast in October.

His was the second shark death this year after 46-year-old teacher Simon Baccanello disappeared without a trace in May while surfing at Walkers Rock Beach, about 365km west of Adelaide.

– With AAP

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